Celebrity homes seem to be natural magnets for burglary.  Rich and famous people are thought to have something worth taking in spite of the risk of solid security.  Some burglars run off with their loot unidentified and unscathed while others have to get physical with celebrities who choose to fight it out.

1. LL Cool J

image: starzlife.com

image: starzlife.com

The burglar that entered actor-rapper LL Cool J’s home never thought he’d end up with a broken nose, jaw, and ribs.  The burglar, Jonathan Kirby had to fight it out with the rapper after being discovered in the kitchen.  The actor and his family were unharmed.  When asked what prompted him to slug it out with the burglar, LL Cool J said he was simply committed to keeping his family safe.  Kirby has a long record of thefts, drugs, and fights.

2.  Steve Jobs

Image: pcworld.com

Image: pcworld.com

Burglary is risky enough as it is but the risk of getting caught is far more real when one chooses to burglarize the house of Steve Jobs. Kariem McFarlin did not intentionally target Jobs but was happy enough to cart away many of the late Apple executive’s belongings including iPhones, iPads, Macs, iPods and Steve Job’s wallet containing his driver’s license and a single dollar.  In the end, it was his use of one of the stolen devices that gave away his location.

3.  P. Diddy

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Image: vanityfair.com

Sean Combs aka P. Diddy’s mansion was burglarized apparently not to steal anything in particular.  It would appear that Quamene Taylor simply wanted to experience P. Diddy’s life for about ten minutes.  He was found by the house caretaker wearing P. Diddy’s clothes and enjoying the star’s booze and food apparently without showing any interest to anything else. The burglar was charged for trespassing and petty larceny.

4.  Jon Bon Jovi

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Image: billboard.com

Nicholas Tracy, the man who burglarized several residential homes in the area of Navesink River Road, including that of Jon Bon Jovi was found guilty and sentenced to five years in prison.  It was reported that the burglar was able to run off with about $ 100,000.00 worth of jewelry from Bon Jovi’s home.  Tracy was caught while committing another burglary in another house at the same area.  Only part of the stolen property has been recovered.

5.  Nicolas Cage

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Image: mibba.com

Nicholas Cage got the surprise of his life when he found a strange naked man in his house.  The burglar, Robert Furo Jr., was caught wearing only Cage’s jacket.  The star calmly escorted the man out of his house.  It is not clear whether his preference for the coat has anything to do with his listed occupation as a tailor.  He probably knew what a quality jacket is when he sees one.

Part of a celebrity’s life is being exposed to the often unwelcome attention from people who have stranger intentions than professing their adulation.  It would be interesting to know how to protect our home from burglaries through http://www.selecthomesecurity.com/.

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