Prowler at Cruise's Beverly Hills home turns out to be intoxicated neighbour
Tom Cruise presents the Oscar for best picture onstage during the 84th Academy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012. (AP / Mark J. Terrill)
The Associated Press
Published Monday, October 29, 2012 6:50AM EDT
Last Updated Monday, October 29, 2012 11:56AM EDT
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Police say a security guard at actor Tom Cruise's house used a stun gun on a would-be prowler, but the man turned out to be an intoxicated neighbor who may have mistakenly entered the property.
Lt. Lincoln Hoshino says the confrontation occurred at Cruise's Beverly Hills residence about 9:30 p.m. PDT Sunday when the actor and his family weren't home.
The guard saw a man "climbing a fence to gain access to the property" and he used the stun gun to detain him for police.
The officer tells City News Service that the man was identified as a 41-year-old neighbour who lives in an adjacent property, and was intoxicated at the time.
The man was taken into custody for trespassing and treated at a hospital for any problems stemming from the stun gun.