By Jueseppi B.
LL Cool J apparently took the lyrics to ‘Mama Said Knock You Out’ quite literally upon confronting a burglar in his LA home.
I applaud Mr. James Todd Smith on his heroic response to a burglar who just happened to pick the wrong home to burglarize on Wednesday morning. Hip Hop Actor LL Cool J, whose given name is James Todd Smith, stopped a home invasion without firearms or assault weaponry.
He used his hands.
Rapper LL Cool J nabs intruder at Los Angeles home
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
LOS ANGELES — LL Cool J plays a special agent on TV’s “NCIS: Los Angeles,” and now he’s caught an actual bad guy.
The 44-year-old rapper struggled with and subdued a suspected burglar early Wednesday morning at his home in the Studio City area, police said. He was not hurt.
Los Angeles police Sgt. Frank Preciado said Wednesday that police got a 911 call shortly before 1 a.m. from the performer’s daughter, who said an intruder was in their home and her father was holding him downstairs.
“A physical altercation occurred between the suspect and the victim, James Todd Smith, also known professionally as LL Cool J,” said Preciado. “My understanding is he just had him in custody with his physical strength.”
A 58-year-old suspect was taken to the hospital and was expected to be arrested on suspicion of burglary. His identity wasn’t released but there was no indication that he knew LL Cool J or had a personal vendetta, LAPD spokesman Richard French said.
French said the suspect appeared to be a homeless person.
Early police information said the man received minor bruises. However, the Los Angeles Times cited police sources it did not identify as saying the suspect received a broken nose and jaw in a “knock-down, drag-out” fight.
French said he had no details about the man’s injuries or how he may have gotten into the home, a walled and gated mansion in a wealthy hillside section of the San Fernando Valley that’s not far from major studios.
“LL Cool J, and his family, are safe and thank everyone for their thoughts and concern,” said a statement released by his publicist, Rhett Usry. “As a father, husband and citizen, he is committed to keeping his family safe and is cooperating with authorities on this private matter.”
LL Cool J has had musical hits such as “Mama Said Knock You Out” and “I’m Bad,” and has starred in films including “Any Given Sunday.”
See, the thing about screaming about firearms as a determent against protecting your home/family is simple. Firearms stored in homes should be locked up away from others especially children, AND be unloaded while in storage. What good is a locked away unloaded firearm in case of home invasion?
LL Cool J used his hands. Legal weapons in ALL 5o states & Puerto Rico.
You hear that Mr. NRA?
You paying attention all you coward gun nuts?? Bare hands.
You Betta Recognize.
More from the Daily News:
LL Cool J takes down burglar in his LA home; robber hospitalized with broken nose, jaw: report
Rapper turned ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ actor shows some screen-worthy moves, detains suspect for police
Well, Mama did say to knock you out.
LL Cool J put his “NCIS: Los Angeles” training to good use against a burglar in his L.A. home early Wednesday morning.
The 42-year-old rapper turned TV military cop left the would be robber with a broken nose and jaw in what police sources described to the LA Times as a”knock-down, drag-out” fight and detained him for police.
Law enforcement sources told the gossip site TMZ that LL, aka James Todd Smith, was woken by a noise at about 2 a.m. and confronted the intruder downstairs.
The suspect, who is currently in the hospital and has yet to be named, is expected to be charged with burglary, cops said.
“LL Cool J, and his family, are safe and thank everyone for their thoughts and concern,” a spokesman said in a statement to the Daily News. “As a father, husband and citizen, he is committed to keeping his family safe and is cooperating with authorities on this private matter.”
The Long Island-born star, who raps “LL Cool J is hard as hell, battle anybody, I don’t care who you tell” on his hit “Rock the Bells,” told Men’s Health in 2006 his workout regimen includes pullups, punching a heavy bag and running up hills with a weighted vest.
As impressive as the “Mama Said Knock Ya Out” rapper’s feat is, action star Dolph Lundgren managed to subdue a band of masked intruders who broke into his home in Spain in 2009 — without actually being there.
After taking Lundgren’s wife and children hostage, the home invaders realized whose house they were robbing after stumbling on a photograph. They dropped the jewelry they were pilfering, apologized and fled.
“It’s a good thing for them I wasn’t there,” the hulking Lundgren told The News a year later, “or else, ‘you’ll be sorry.’ ”
I’d be waaaaay more afraid of LL than Dolph.