George Clooney Was Held At Gunpoint

April 2, 2008 By:
George Clooney Was Held At Gunpoint

It's hard to imagine there are people that don't know who George Clooney is. Turns out he isn't the same superstar in Sudan as he is here. He feared for his life during a recent trip there with the United Nations, and was held at gunpoint and robbed by child soldiers. Sounds like one of his movies, but this really happened. He was there as a messenger of peace of all things to focus on the plight of the region's refugees for ten days. And his trip started out by getting stopped at checkpoints by machine gun-wielding adolescents who took aim at George and his entourage before stealing anything of value from his vehicle.

"It was in southern Sudan and as we were going through checkpoints, there were all these young kids with AK47's. They went through the car and just took what they wanted. We hid all the tapes and stuff, but they pointed guns at us and stole what they could. It happens all the time. They obviously didn't know who we were. They don't have great TV out there."

It's hard to imagine anyone would go after George. He's such a great guy, and he was there to do such important work. Hopefully the soldiers will know who is for next time. Either that or Sarah Larson needs to put a lock down on her man!