On "NCIS: Los Angeles," LL Cool J plays a special agent armed with an array of skills to disarm wrongdoers, and now he's caught an actual bad guy.
Los Angeles police say the New York rapper/actor grabbed and held a burglary suspect at his Los Angeles home Wednesday morning. The emergency call came in shortly before 1:00 am from presumably LL's (nee James Todd Smith) daughter who said her father had spotted an intruder in their home and was holding him downstairs. "There was a prowler at his residence whom he confronted in the kitchen… There was a physical confrontation briefly between the two of them," LAPD spokesman Richard French said.
When officers arrived to take the suspect into custody, police say that he was a 58-year-old man who had minor bruises and was arrested and charged with suspicion of burglary. As of writing this, the suspect's name has not been released to the public. There was no indication that the suspect knew LL Cool J or had a personal vendetta against him. "He appeared to be a homeless person," French said. The LAPD spokesman said he had no details about the man's full range of injuries or how he may have gotten into LL's Studio City home.
"LL Cool J, and his family, are safe and thank everyone for their thoughts and concern," a statement released by Smith's publicist, Rhett Usry, said. "As a father, husband and citizen, he is committed to keeping his family safe and is cooperating with authorities on this private matter."