Liam Neeson has denied a story that he saved a stray dog from a group of teenage boys that were attacking it.
The Taken actor was apparently jogging in Central Park, New York, when he ‘charged down a path’ after a woman’s shouts that the boys were stoning the pup.
But a representative for the star told MailOnline on Friday that the story was 'not true.'
It was previously reported by ShowbizSpy.com how the Non Stop star ‘confronted three gangbanger wannabe types who were throwing rocks at a stray they’d cornered up against a trash bin’.
‘Liam yelled that they’d better stop or he’d knock the c*** out of them – but the punks just swaggered up and warned him to mind his own business.’
The insider added: ‘In a fury, he warned them to back off fast – or else!’
It wasn’t long before the boys dropped their stones and ran, due to the sight of a policeman who was approaching them, the website reported.
‘Liam just shook his head and approached the shivering dog, stroking it while the policeman assessed its injuries,’ the report went on, adding the officer ‘thanked the star and told him, “I’ll take it from here, sir!”’