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Jean-Claude Van Damme Accidentally Helped Paris Jewelry Thief Get Away!

Jean-Claude Van Damme has stopped many a bad guy in his films, but IRL he accidentally helped one get away — simply by being at the wrong place at the wrong time!

According to TMZ, the action star was inside an optometrist’s office in Paris earlier this week, where he naturally distracted many onlookers with his presence. Unfortunately, the sighting took place right as a grey-haired jewelry thief was making off with millions in jewels and gemstones he stole from the nearby high-end jewelry

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