Could we have a Canadian vigilante on our hands who's gaslighting as an NHL player? A player on one of Canada's NHL teams is looking like a bit of a superhero after he stopped a robbery. Mark Borowiecki's Vancouver theft stoppage is straight out of an action movie and getting the player lots of attention.
Borowiecki is a defenceman and alternate captain for the Ottawa Senators and while in Vancouver ahead of a game against the Canucks, he stopped a theft from happening on December 1.
At about 1:30 p.m. he saw someone break into a parked vehicle near Granville and West Cordova Streets in Vancouver’s Gastown and take a bag from the car.
According to TSN, the alleged thief took off on a bicycle with the stolen bag but Borowiecki stopped the man by "clotheslining" him.
Borowiecki then wrestled the man to the ground and took back the stolen bag.
"Mark, acting like the defenceman he is, tracked down the thief and wrestled the bag away from him as the thief rode away," said Const. Aaron Roed with Vancouver police.
As people started to learn about what Borowiecki did, they took to Twitter to talk about just how amazing the Senators player is.
One person said, "Mark Borowiecki is one of the people in hockey you can confidently say is a great guy."
"I can’t wait for the 30 for 30 on Mark Borowiecki’s smooth transition from hockey to vigilante," another said.
in this house we respect mark borowiecki https://t.co/rZMVJ7ifIX— go sens go (@go sens go) 1575338733
Before Tuesday’s game Canuck fans need to give Ottawa D Mark Borowiecki a “Standing Ovation” for stopping a thief in Gastown! #BoroCop— Dave Pratt (@Dave Pratt) 1575330794
Mark Borowiecki is one of the people in hockey you can confidently say is a great guy. Given that, and also his o… https://t.co/Jg6vTJAXge— Alex Metzger (@Alex Metzger) 1575331086
Mark Borowiecki can sit down with Eugene Melnyk and not break out laughing, AND he can stop crime. He is a literal… https://t.co/HI1tAoGgxh— Bruce Arthur (@Bruce Arthur) 1575324537
I can’t wait for the 30 for 30 on Mark Borowiecki’s smooth transition from hockey to vigilante https://t.co/cTsAXKRhGe— Carson/🚗☀️ (@Carson/🚗☀️) 1575334929
Take note: Don't do anything stupid or illegal with Mark Borowiecki around! https://t.co/rr8NKxOktT— Randip Janda (@Randip Janda) 1575324066
I would honestly rather just go to jail than try to escape an angry Mark Borowiecki. What a champ. https://t.co/RjEu3qpfiB— Ryan Quigley (@Ryan Quigley) 1575345203
Even the Senators' official Twitter account got in on the action by posting a video of Borowiecki's face superimposed onto Robocop's body while he stops a robbery in a convenience store.
"Your move, creep." https://t.co/sN7NtuRldx— Ottawa Senators (@Ottawa Senators) 1575384901
After this, the Canadian should definitely be promoted to captain by the Senators and there should be a show made inspired by this about a hockey player who also fights crime in Canada.
Who wouldn't watch that?
Interestingly, Borowiecki is called "Borocop" by his teammates and he certainly lived up to that nickname.
"[The nickname is] rightfully so for this situation. He stepped up and assisted the Vancouver police and was able to get the property back to its rightful owners," said Roed.
He met with Vancouver police on December 2 to return the stolen bag and he also had to give a statement to police about the theft.
Police are asking anyone with information about what happened to contact the Vancouver Police Department non-emergency line.
According to News 1130, the suspect still hasn't been found.
The Senators are in Vancouver to play the canucks on December 3.