Taye Diggs Takes Down Burglary Suspect Hassan Juma, L.A. Cops Say
Updated at the bottom with Juma charged. First posted at 12:19 p.m. Monday.
A burglar chose the wrong home last night, cops say. No, it wasn't LL Cool J's place.
This time the residence belonged to Taye Diggs: Cops say the actor, who had been at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, came home to find 20-year-old Hassam Juma going through his garage, looking for stuff to steal.
The suspect ran, police told the Weekly, but he didn't get very far:
UCLA Bruins Men's Basketball vs. South Carolina State Bulldogs Mens Basketball
TicketsFri., Nov. 17, 6:00pm
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Phoenix Suns
TicketsFri., Nov. 17, 7:30pm
Anaheim Ducks vs. Florida Panthers
TicketsSun., Nov. 19, 5:00pm
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Denver Nuggets
TicketsSun., Nov. 19, 6:30pm
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Chicago Bulls
TicketsTue., Nov. 21, 7:30pm
Taye of ABC's Private Practice chased the guy down and held him for police, Officer Richard French told us.
*[Corrected]: The situation was reported to cops about 11:20 p.m. Sunday in the 3100 block of
Oakdale Drive Oakdell Lane in the San Fernando Valley [in Studio City], police said.
View Larger Map
Hassan was arrested on suspicion of felony burglary, French said.
According to sheriff's inmate data, he was being held behind bars in lieu of $50,000 bail.
[Update at 1:39 p.m. Tuesday]: The L.A. County District Attorney's office announced today that Juma has been charged with "one felony count of first degree burglary with a person present ... "
The suspect was expected in court today and could face six years behind bars if successfully prosecuted, the D.A.'s office stated.
It gave this account of Sunday's event:
After returning home Sunday from the Screen Actor Guild Awards, the "Private Practice" star discovered a man in the garage, chased him down and detained him until police arrived. LAPD arrested Juma.
Get the ICYMI: Today's Top Stories Newsletter Our daily newsletter delivers quick clicks to keep you in the know
Catch up on the day's news and stay informed with our daily digest of the most popular news, music, food and arts stories in Los Angeles, delivered to your inbox Monday through Friday.