Cops are calling John Marshall Jones a hero … not only for rushing out of his house in his underwear to douse a fire, but for chasing down the alleged arsonist behind the blaze.
John, who played special agent Jay Griffin on the Amazon hit “Bosch,” tells TMZ … he was watching TV early Tuesday morning when he looked out the window to see his neighbor’s car, front porch and front door on fire.
Once again, Johnny-on-the-spot bolted after the mysterious guy … who he says reached for a baseball bat. John — who goes 6’3″ and 240 lbs. — says he wrestled him to the ground, though, and held him until cops arrived.
Law enforcement sources confirmed much of John’s account about the 6 AM blaze and his chase of the suspect. We’re told John’s neighbors were able to escape the burning home, including a teenager and the family dog.
Now, John’s being hailed as a true hero for saving lives and nabbing the suspect. Cops claim the guy started the fire with gasoline … they found a container in his car, and arrested him for arson with great bodily injury.
While you’ve probably seen John in action in plenty of movies or TV shows … little did we know he was such a badass off the set?