Apparently, we weren’t the only ones keeping up with Kourtney Kardashian. The reality star recently came home to find that someone had broken into her Calabasas home and stolen roughly $50,000 in cash.
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Hip-hop pioneer LL Cool J meant it when he rapped, “Mama said knock you out!” The fitness buff was awakened at 1 a.m. when his home security system was tripped. After investigating his home, LL found a prowler and promptly sent him packing with two black eyes and a broken nose. Ouch!
Kate Moss is a pro at walking the runway, but the burglars who robbed her are obviously pretty good on their feet, too. The legendary model was asleep at her London home when robbers broke in and stole $140,000 worth of artwork, including a Banksy portrait. Coincidentally, a nearby art gallery was also robbed of their Banksy portraits a week later, which proves that even low lives can have great taste.
If there’s one person you’d want to hear your fantastic singing voice, it’d be Prince, right? His Royal Purpleness was lounging at home when an aspiring singer crawled under a fence that surrounded his property to give him a demo tape. After the determined young woman got her tape in his hands, Prince’s bodyguards promptly showed her the door. The desperate diva? The one and only Ke$ha.
The deceased aren’t even safe from burglary. Nine months after his death, the late Steve Jobs’ home was robbed. The Palo Alto property was fleeced of $70,000 worth of possessions, including several of Apple’s hallmark products. Three iPads, two iPhones and three iPods were among the missing items.
On April Fools’ Day 2012, a man broke into P. Diddy’s Hamptons home to “hang out.” In the burglar’s own words: “I brought a cheesesteak, a cheesecake, a bucket of fried chicken — which I ate at the house — and drank a ‘dollar’ bottle of Hennessy and four cans of Pepsi. After I ate, I went upstairs and went to sleep.” Unbelievable!
The home of actress Rachel Bilson was robbed a whopping six times between April and May of 2009. An estimated $130,000 in property went missing from her home, including a television set, designer clothing and expensive jewelry.
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Actor Nicholas Cage woke up one morning to find a nearly naked man standing at his bedside eating a Fudgesicle. Clad only in one of Cage’s leather jackets, the star confronted the prowler and led him outside, where he was promptly arrested.
J. Lo experienced a seriously strange home intrusion. Her stalker, John Dubis, lived in her home for six days. She was away travelling, but when authorities arrived to detain him, he told police that he was the father of Jennifer’s children.
With more than 30 years in the spotlight, Madonna has certainly had her fair share of stalkers. But her most recent creeper broke into the home she shared with ex Guy Ritchie and tried on his clothes, setting off the security alarm in the process. Madonna wasn’t home, but the intruder crouched in a cupboard in an attempt to evade police.
If these celebrity burglar stories prove anything, it’s this: having a home security system is essential, and fact is almost always stranger than fiction.