7 Celebrities Whose Homes Were Robbed
April 27th, 2013 3:07pm EDT
On the rise during the past few years, burglaries have become a real problem for businesses and residences alike. However, even the richest or most famous aren't spared from this recent upturn in crime. In recent history, many celebrities have been the victims of such crimes. It seems as though no one is untouchable.
1. Nicholas Cage
In 2012, Nicholas Cage awoke in the wee hours of the morning to find a naked man in his bedroom. The intruder was wearing one of Cage's leather jackets and eating a Fudgesicle. While leather is nice and Fudgesicles are delicious, this was indeed a bizarre way of enjoying both at the same time.
2. LL Cool J
LL Cool J has been like a fine wine as far as celebrities go; his physique actually seems to get better with age. So it's no surprise that when a burglar entered his home, he was able to "convince" the man to wait until police arrived. It's been speculated that LL's mama said to knock him out.
3. Willem Dafoe
Criminals pulled off quite the heist at Willem Dafoe's apartment in Rome. Apparently the thieves used ropes and mountain-climbing gear to gain access to his top floor dwelling. It's doubtful the Green Goblin himself could've thwarted these cunning thieves.
4. Kanye West
West's home was burglarized more than a year ago and an undisclosed amount of valuables was stolen. The rapper wasn't home at the time of the incident, however. Ironically, this event happened in the wake of West being accused of stealing Taylor Swift's thunder.
5. 50 Cent
Continuing the string of rapper robberies, two men entered 50 Cent's bachelor pad through an unlocked door. These two brilliant criminals managed to trip the alarm. When police arrived, they hadn't stolen anything, and were just hanging out and reportedly drinking wine. Apparently they thought they'd see how the rich lived or die trying.
An aspiring hip hop artist broke into Diddy's home to try to impress the rap mogul. When he found Diddy was absent from the dwelling, he responded by eating some of Diddy's food and drinking his liquor. He even convinced security that he was the rap producer's cousin. He was eventually apprehended; of course, the whole incident probably never would've happened if Diddy had instead opted for a conventional security system like LifeShield.
7. Lindsay Lohan, Orlando Bloom, & Megan Fox (Just to Name a Few)
These celebrities were all victims of the now-infamous "Bling Ring." While the violators and perpetrators have subsequently been caught, the crimes, carried out by high school students, resulted in the theft of more than $3 million. The stealthy students would target homes that had holes in their security: blind spots, unlocked windows and doors, and even doggy doors.
According to the FBI, a burglary takes place approximately every 14 seconds in the United States. As thieves become more brazen and fearless, it's important to keep your home safe. Remember, if high school students can orchestrate a Bling Ring, imagine what career criminals can do.
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