Sunday night was full of action for Taye Diggs.
Mere hours after he presented with “Cougar Town” actress Busy Philipps at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards, the “Private Practice” actor single-handedly nabbed an intruder at his Studio City, California, home… and we can only assume he looked good doing it.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ that Diggs was home at about 11:20 p.m. when a 20-year-old man named Hassan Juma allegedly broke in, probably thinking the owners were not there. Diggs, 42, was home though and he took off chasing after the fleeing suspect, actually holding down Juma until police arrived. There was reportedly also a getaway driver, who sped off and is still at large. The LAPD confirmed the incident to omg!.
Diggs and his wife Idina Menzel were having a fun evening before the home invasion. At 9:45 p.m., he tweeted about a post-awards party, “I had a blast. My favorite part is the dance party afterwards. Dj Paesche kills it and everyone's on the dance floor.” Menzel also posted a fun photo to her WhoSay page of the couple on the way to the awards show, earlier in the night.
It’s unclear if Menzel and the couple’s 3-year-old son, Walker, were also home at the time of the intrusion. But if she was there, she probably would have been a big help to her husband. Last week, the “Glee” actress tweeted, “Have I mentioned I've been boxing lately? My trainer lets me beat up on guys and they can't hit me back.”
Sounds like the home intruder never stood a chance between Diggs and Menzel!
It's been a bad streak for home intruders and celebrity owners. Also on Sunday night, LL Cool J explained to Oprah Winfrey during an interview on her OWN network about the time last summer when he took down a man who broke into his home while his family slept. “He had this Manson kinda beard look,” described the rapper-actor, who gave the guy a broken nose, jaw, and ribs in the "knocked-down, drag-out” fight. “Black jacket, ready to take care of business. Looked definitely scary. I think anyone who is put in that position who really wants to take care of their family would have done what I did.”
Diggs' rep confirmed the actor's heroics to omg!, but did not provide any more details.
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