15 of the Most Terrifying Celeb Robberies
Crime never pays in a moral way. You might evade the cops for a short time, but that lasts until they handcuff you. According to the Los Angeles Police Department’s online Compstat crime statistics, there were 203 robberies this year in the Hollywood area. There were 33 robberies in the four weeks before July 18 alone! Just imagine how many of those were of celebrities. Hollywood is a prime spot for our favorite celebs to work, play, and live in what they think is a fairly safe place. It’s just another reminder to walk home in groups and wait until the morning to go to the ATM. These are the most terrifying celeb robberies that will have you thinking more about pepper spray.
Chris Brown may have to invest in more security wherever he lives. Three armed men forced their way into his San Fernando Valley home last month, according to Hollywood Life. They also allegedly held Brown’s aunt hostage in a locked closet. They had black handkerchiefs over their faces, waved a gun in the aunt’s face and stole money and property before the police were called. Brown was at a club when it all went down and it’s not the first time this year a break-in happened to him. A naked woman broke into his other house in May!
Paula Deen went through a dangerous situation on the night of July 17, 1987. A man held her at gunpoint while working as a bank teller in Georgia. “The man was very nervous but also abrupt and demanding, he never took the gun out of my face,” Deen told the police in a report obtained by E! News. Deen said the man demanded her coworker fill a wax paper sack with hundred dollar bills. This is the same incident that Deen referred to when she got in trouble for a racial slur.
Diddy was not home but he did have an uninvited stranger break into his East Hampton house in 2012. The NY Post alleged that Quamine Taylor found an unlocked basement door and was in the house for nearly 24 hours. What was he doing? He was eating Diddy’s food, drinking Diddy’s liquor,and wearing Diddy’s clothes around the house! “I’ve actually been going to the house from time to time since 2001. I stay there a lot, but Sean gets funny sometimes about me staying there,” Taylor told the Post. Eleven years of trespassing, really?
Eliza Dushku has experienced the terror of not being able to do anything. It must be terrible to experience that feeling of despair especially right after you have been robbed. US Magazine reported that Dushku was allegedly robbed at the Omni Hotel in November of 2014. Apparently, she was then forced to stay in the same hotel as her robbers. Police did find the suspects later and she got her stuff back. The men spent the weekend in jail.
If you’re an American Idol like Scotty McCreery, then that is even more exposure for criminals to keep tabs on you. According to the Associated Press, McCreery was held at gunpoint during a robbery last year. It happened at an apartment complex near North Carolina State University. “Yes, it was definitely a very scary night. Luckily, my friends and I are safe and the Raleigh PD is on the case,” said McCreery.
How could a criminal rob from children? We don’t know what Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick were planning to do with thousands of dollars in a Southampton briefcase, but they do have kids that needs food and clothes. Last year, US Magazine said that $4,000 in cash was taken from a briefcase that belonged to the couple. The charge is grand larceny in the third degree and they didn’t have any leads as to who stole the money.
In 2009, Lindsay Lohan’s house got broken into according to the Daily Beast. That’s not all that happened. Thieves got away with two watches, an Hermes bag, paintings, a fur coat, and a “Chrome Hearts” necklace. “That night that I went back to the house, I just felt, to be honest, so violated and uncomfortable that I literally packed as much stuff as I could, because it wasn’t about the things that were taken, it was just the face that someone came into the only private space that I have,” said Lohan.
MTV reported that Audrina Patridge also got robbed in 2009. Surveillance footage was released that showed two people breaking into her house and walking out with two bags full of stuff. “I spent most of the morning filling out police reports and going through the house room by room, making lists of everything that had been taken. Definitely not a good way to start the week,” said Patridge. The sense of security can never be replaced.
Just imagine trying to go to sleep after being robbed not once, not twice, but seven times. That’s what happened to Paris Hilton, according to US Magazine. It happened during a going-away party at her Malibu home. A group of girls snuck into her bedroom and stole bikinis, purses and pictures. Then somebody else at the party saw what they were doing and made them drop their loot in the street. A valet driver found the stuff and turned them into the cops. “I have bad luck when it comes to thieves,” said Hilton.
Teenagers do the darndest things. This time it was a bit more serious. Path Megazine reported that a teen broke into Tyler Perry’s home in 2010. Chloe Ware was 18 years old when she allegedly got caught in Perry’s Atlanta mansion. She was caught by none other than the bodyguard. I bet he got a raise after that successful catch. Two other people allegedly escaped. A life is crime is way worse than staying in school.
LL Cool J is not somebody you want to mess with and he’s definitely not somebody you want to steal from. The NY Daily News said that he gave a broken nose and jaw to a robber after a fight at his house in 2012! LL woke up around 2 a.m. when he heard a noise downstairs and went to investigate. The suspect was left in the hospital and LL came out of the incident safely. LL will get his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next year.
This is a daily double of shocking crime news for Alex Trebek. Huffington Post reported that a 56-year-old woman named Lucinda Moyers broke into Trebek’s hotel room and stole cash and a bracelet his mom had given him. Really, Lucinda? His mother gave that to him. This is just tragic that somebody would be in that position. Trebek even got hurt. He chased Moyers on foot and snapped his Achilles tendon.
Miley Cyrus didn’t just get her expensive jewelry stolen. She also got her car stolen, according to Billboard. Last year, thieves broke into her San Fernandy Valley home and took clothes, purses, and a 2014 Maserati. They allegedly abandoned it later. These were some thieves that were too good for a Maserati, it seems. Apparently, it was an Arizona couple that committed that crime and they went to prison later.
Rachel Bilson was a victim of a group of rich kids called “The Bling Ring,” according to the Daily Beast. In 2009, she found out her home was broken into. “Immediately my reaction was, I was crying and, you know, a little horrified. It’s really a feeling of violation and invasiveness. Everything was out on the floor, drawers were pulled out. Everything was in disarray,” said Bilson. She also said the alarm wasn’t set at the time because she was trusting.
Madonna has been through a lot. According to TV Guide, she was held at gunpoint and worse. “New York wasn’t everything I thought it would be. It did not welcome me with open arms. The first year, I was held up at gunpoint. Raped on the roof of a building I was dragged up to with a knife in my back,” she said. She also had her apartment broken into three times and they took her radio. She never thought about leaving though. She said she was hell-bent on surviving and making it.