Burglaries are all the rage in Hollywood lately…
An intruder got more than he bargained for when he entered into LL Cool J’s Los Angeles area home at 2:00 a.m. on Wednesday. And by that, I mean a fist full of pain.
A rep for the actor tells Hollyscoop, "LL COOL J, and his family, are safe and thank everyone for their thoughts and concern. As a father, husband and citizen, he is committed to keeping his family safe and is cooperating with authorities on this private matter."
Hollyscoop also spoke with a rep for the LAPD, who told us the incident played out like an action movie.
“LL Cool J heard noise downstairs and when he went downstairs, there was a suspect in the kitchen. It was a white male in his late 50s,” the rep said.
The break in occurred at his family home in Studio City, Calif.
The officer tells Hollyscoop LL punched the criminal in the face and was able to detain him while he called police to respond to the scene.
“When the police arrived, they took the suspect to a local hospital from injuries he sustained while being detained,” she said.
The rep was unsure of specific details as to the injuries the intruder suffered during the incident, but from the sounds of it, he is mainly recovering from the blow to the face.
According to the LAPD, they are still working out the man’s identity and motives for breaking in. Police believe that he “may have been” homeless.
According to TMZ, though, LL and his family are doing fine in the aftermath of the drama. A rep for the rapper-turned-actor told the source that, "He is committed to keeping his family safe and is cooperating with authorities."
LL Cool J and his wife Simone Johnson celebrated their 17th year anniversary earlier this month. They have four children together.