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TV villain plays hero while rescuing injured Canada goose in Vancouver

Robert Knepper is pictured at Comic Con Brussels, March 2016.
Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons/Miguel Discart
August 05, 2016 - 12:08 PM

VANCOUVER - An American actor who played a psychopathic villain in the television drama Prison Break has a soft spot for Vancouver and a love of Canadians — especially the geese.

Robert Knepper was in Vancouver recently to shoot a revival of the Prison Break series that ran on FOX from 2005 to 2009. In a post on his Instagram page, the 57-year-old describes how he saved one of Vancouver's feathered inhabitants.

Knepper says he and his wife were returning from dinner after "saying goodbye for awhile to one of our favourite cities," when they saw a Canada goose clipped by a car at a busy intersection.

The actor, who is reprising his role as the evil "T-Bag" Bagwell, says they pulled over and with the help of loaned gloves from a transit supervisor and a box provided by a nearby restaurant, scooped up the injured bird and took it to an animal shelter.

Knepper placed his own hoodie over the goose to keep it from struggling and says when the jacket was returned it wasn't full of goose droppings as he expected, but instead contained a single feather.

In his post, Knepper says he took that as a sign of goodwill from the injured bird.

"Hey, thanks for taking the time to help out somebody who took a wrong turn," Knepper writes, as he imagines what the dazed goose might have been thinking.

The Ohio actor, whose Prison Break character has few good outcomes in the TV series, also extends his own thanks to the transit supervisor, the British Columbia SPCA dispatcher and staff at the animal hospital for supporting roles in the happy ending.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2016
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