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Lots of guys dream of being the big, brave dude who could save his house and protect his family by beating up a robber. However, most guys would actually hide under the bed and dial 911 in the real situation. Not LL Cool J. Oh hell no.
The robber tripped an alarm system at 1 a.m. on August 23 when he broke into LL’s home in Studio City. LL, awesome as he is, decided not to wait for the police. The 42-year-old rapper-actor confronted the robber and promptly gave him the old 1-2, which ended up breaking the unlucky intruder’s nose and jaw. The Los Angeles Times described the altercation as a “knock-down, drag-out fight.”
LL then held the man down while his daughter called 911; she told the operator her dad was holding the robber until police arrived. Police arrived to make the arrest and found the intruder with minor bruises, while LL didn’t have a scratch on him.
Bad. Ass. Right?
The intruder had not actually gotten to the point of taking anything, but he was still arrested on suspicion of robbery. The intruder is believed to be a transient with possible mental health issues. He is currently hospitalized and being treated for his injuries.
A spokesperson for the LA police told the media, “As a father, husband and citizen, [LL Cool J] is committed to keeping his family safe and is cooperating with authorities on this private matter."
It’s really uncommon that an actor lives up to his image portrayed on the screen, which makes it all the cooler that LL actually plays a tough guy special agent on the CBS crime drama NCIS: Los Angeles. It also helps that LL is 6 feet 3 inches tall and 200 pounds of hard-packed muscle, so don’t get too excited about “pulling an LL” in your own home, unless you also have the girth to back it up.
LL is also a Grammy-winning rapper, whose 13-album repertoire ironically includes songs titled “I’m Bad” and “Mama Said Knock You Out.” He’s also a clothing designer, has authored a fitness book, and is father of four.
Basically, I have a whole new respect for LL, as his ability to defend his family and home like that is rare and impressive these days.