Love/Hate star Laurence Kinlan has revealed he was nearly kidnapped by a strange man when he was younger.
The Dublin actor, who plays gangster Elmo in the RTE drama, said he was approached when he was 10-years-old and ran straight home.
Laurence explained an older man asked him to help him find his dog.
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“‘Will you help me find my dog? I think it is up this way,” Laurence recalled.
“I knew that once I got to my house and I was going to run into the garden and scream.
“And as I got to the house, I screamed, ‘Ma! Da!'”
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According to the Sunday Independent the man jumped into an English registered car and drove off.
“They were trying to kidnap me, 100%,” Laurence said.
“I remember being terrified when it happened. The police were all around the house and they were trying to figure out who it was.”