Movie hunk Jake Gyllenhaal was once arrested for stealing a pair of Speedo swimming trunks from a Los Angeles store.

The actor was dared to try on some trunks and walk out of the Speedo store at the Beverly Center in Los Angeles by a pal, but security guards at the famous mall failed to see the funny side of the prank.

He recalls, "A friend of mine dared me actually, at one point, to go into the store and to put on a Speedo and to walk out of the store in the Speedo - steal the Speedo and leave my clothes behind.

"I walked out and I was arrested by the Beverly Center cops. It was really serious for them; they don't see much action. It was a big moment for all of us."