STUDIO CITY (CBSLA.com) — LL Cool J, rapper and star of CBS’ “NCIS: Los Angeles,” confronted a burglar in his Studio City home overnight and physically detained the man until authorities arrived.
Los Angeles police officials confirmed to CBS2 that they received a call around 1 a.m. Wednesday from a female who said there was a prowler in her home. She later told a 911 operator that her father was with the suspect downstairs.READ MORE: 1 Dead, 2 Trapped And At Least 4 Injured In Pacoima Traffic Collision, First Responders On Scene
Spokesperson Claudine Joseph also released the following statement:
“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.”READ MORE: Pursuit Suspect Attacks CHP Officers In Simi Valley
The “Mama Said Knock You Out” rapper, whose real name is James Todd Smith, heard noises coming from the first floor of the home and discovered the burglar.
He then confronted the 50-year-old intruder, who suffered minor injuries, but was later arrested without incident.
Neighbors say the burglar picked the wrong house, KNX1070’s Ed Mertz reports.MORE NEWS: Funeral Service Held In Covina Hills For Lance Cpl. Dylan Merola, Among The 13 Killed In Aug. 26 Bombing Attack In Kabul
LL Cool J, whose stage name is an abbreviation for Ladies Love Cool James, was not injured.