There are reports Juventus and Italy defender Leonardo Bonucci escaped unharmed by punching an armed mugger.
The player was leaving a Ferrari dealership in Turin on Thursday with his wife and baby when he was confronted by a man who pointed a gun in his face and demanded he hand over his watch.
According to the report in La Gazzetta dello Sport, Bonucci stayed perfectly still and the mugger grabbed his wrist, but the player spotted an opening and punched the attacker with his free hand.
The mugger then ran away to his accomplice on a nearby moped with Bonucci chasing on foot for a brief period.
The Italian international has reported the matter to police.