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The L.A. area home where late model Kim Porter died was recently hit by burglars. The home is owned by music mogul Sean "Puffy" Combs.
The burglary occurred while Combs and his family were staying at his Star Island, Florida home over the holidays.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, someone pried open a side door and entered the Toluca Lake home, California home triggering the security system.
A caretaker discovered the break-in and noticed the house had been rummaged through.
Cops took a burglary report and someone from Comb's family will have to take a look around to see what, if anything, is missing.
As you know, Kim, a model and actress, dated Combs on and off for 13 years and they had 3 children together, including twin girls and a son.
Kim, 47, was found dead in her bedroom in the home in November 2018 after losing her battle with double pneumonia brought on by the flu.
Burglars also targeted the L.A. area home of music producer Dr. Dre while he was hospitalized with a brain aneurysm.
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Heartless criminals who saw the news that Dr. Dre was hospitalized with a brain aneurysm attempted to break into his mansion, law enforcement sources tell TMZ.
TMZ sources say four hapless burglars were on Dre's Pacific Palisades property Wednesday around 2 a.m. Security guards spotted the four as they were casing the house.
Before they could get into the main structure, security confronted them and the men fled. Security called police, who arrived almost immediately and caught the burglars near the property.
Law enforcement believes the men saw an opportunity to rob Dre of his valuables while the mega producer was hospitalized after suffering a brain aneurysm.
The 4 suspects were charged with attempted burglary and are currently in custody.
Dre, 55, suffered an aneurysm Monday and was rushed by ambulance to the hospital where he is "resting comfortably" in ICU, his lawyer tells Billboard.
Dre, real name Andre Romelle Young, issued a statement through his publicist Tuesday night, saying, "Thanks to my family, friends and fans for their interest and well wishes. I'm doing great and getting excellent care from my medical team. I will be out of the hospital and back home soon. Shout out to all the great medical professionals at Cedars. One Love!!"
Dre is in the midst of a bitter divorce battle with estranged wife Nicole Young, who wants $2 million a month in temporary spousal support and $5 million for attorneys fees, but a judge refused her request for $2 million a month.
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A Florida man died in a freak accident over the weekend when a window of the home he was allegedly burglarizing slammed down on his neck.
Jonathan Hernandez, 32, was alone when he climbed through a window at a home in Lehigh Acres, about 15 miles east of Fort Myers, according to the Lee County Sheriff's Office.
The window slammed down on Hernandez's neck, leaving him dangling in the air until he strangled to death.
Hernandez's family disputed law enforcement's account of the freak accident. They claim Hernandez was not a burglar, and that his death is suspicious.
His fiancée, Patricia Duarte, said the family was surprised by law enforcement's claim that Hernandez was a petty criminal who died in the commission of a burglary.
"Soon as I got there I'm like, there's no way. This isn't what happened," she told NBC2 News. "I just need something to be done the right way. I need a proper investigation. I need the actual truth to come to light."
But Lt. Russell Park, spokesman for the sheriff's office, said police found the convicted felon dead at the scene. Park said the window that Hernandez was climbing through "unexpectedly" slammed down on him and pinned him, "keeping him suspended in air" for some time until he died.
The family created a GoFundMe page for Hernandez's funeral expenses.
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NBA star DeMar DeRozan confronted a man who broke into his Los Angeles-area home and entered his children's playroom.
DeRozan, 31, has two minor daughters with former fiancée Kiara Morrison, 32, (pictured with DeRozan and daughter Diar in 2018).
TMZ reported Saturday that the Spurs guard came "face-to-face" with the intruder after he ended up in the children's playroom in DeRozan's Calabasas mansion.
DeRozan chased the man, who was later arrested by police after he said he was actually looking for Kylie Jenner's home.
It isn't clear how the man breached security at the exclusive gated community. But guards caught him when he returned to the community for another burglary expedition the next day.
Jenner, 23, who was on holiday with her family in Lake Tahoe, returned home and immediately went to the courthouse to file a restraining order against the man.
The man was charged with one count of felony burglary and served with a restraining order to keep away from the DeRozan and Jenner residences.
"I grew up in Compton, California," DeRozan said Saturday, according to ESPN. "I've been through worse."
DeRozan was part of a blockbuster trade that sent Kawhi Leonard to Toronto in 2018.
Kylie Jenner has filed for an order of protection from a man who committed burglary in her exclusive gated community in Calabasas, California. The reality TV personality says she believes the man is stalking her.
Kylie is seeking a restraining order against a man named Justin Bergquist in court on Friday. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ Bergquist allegedly broke into a mansion in Kylie's neighborhood last month. He left without taking anything -- but he came back and tried to get inside the gates again.
Security stopped the burglar the second time and called the cops, but he told officers he was there to see Kylie.
TMZ sources say it's unclear if Bergquist mistakenly thought the first home he allegedly broke into was Kylie's, but he was arrested anyway for burglary and trespassing.
Court records show Bergquist is due back in court next month after pleading not guilty in his criminal case.
Kylie filed court docs after arriving back home with her daughter, Stormi Webster, from a family vacation in Lake Tahoe. She flew in on her $50 million private jet, ignoring the CDC's recommendations to avoid traveling during the holidays due to the COVID 19 outbreak.
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Rapper T.I. is like any other man who wants safety and security for his family. The rapper probably had peace of mind when he moved into the exclusive, gated Eagles Landing subdivision in Henry County, Georgia.
But despite 24/7 guard presence and a gate, a robbing crew is breaking into homes in the upscale neighborhood. And now families are concerned about their safety among million-dollar homes.
Channel 2's Matt Johnson reports that families of Indian descent are bing targeted.
"These guys are smart," said one Indian man who asked Channel 2 not to show his face on camera. The resident said Indians are being targeted because they typically keep a lot of cash and gold jewelry in their homes.
The victim said thieves broke his back window to gain access to his upscale home while he was gone out Saturday night.
It's the third home burglary in the past two weeks inside Eagles Landing, where comedian Chris Tucker also owns a home.
The victim said he isn't sure the thieves are coming in from the outside.
"How they are getting in the neighborhood, that is a little bit mystery," said the man.
At another house, a mother and daughter returned from karate class to find a back window smashed and the house ransacked. $9,000 in cash and an expensive necklace were stolen.
Another family told Johnson that thieves stole at least $30,000 in jewelry from their home while they were gone.
The homeowner's association held a meeting with residents on Thursday to discuss the home break-ins.
Henry County police are investigating the cases.
A Louisiana man was shot dead by an East Feliciana Parish deputy who responded to a burglary call at a Texaco gas station early Monday.
The family of Christopher Whitfield, 31, say he had a history of mental illness and he fled from the cops because he had previous trouble with the law.
The store's owner, Danny Williams, said Whitfield broke into a cooler and stole a box of raw chicken before fleeing the store.
East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Chief Deputy Greg Phares confirmed the deputy encountered Whitfield behind the gas station and shot him, according to The Advocate.
Whitfield had a previous arrest in 2010 for breaking into the same store.
Phares declined to say if Whitfield was armed with a weapon.
Myrtle Jackson described her grandson as a nice person who didn't carry guns.
"I don't think he should have been shot," she said.
Whitfield's death is the latest fatal shooting of an unarmed Black person by white police officers.
Atatiana Jefferson, 28, of Fort Worth, Texas, was shot and killed by a cop when she looked out her bedroom window after hearing a prowler in her back yard early Saturday.
The cop, 34-year-old Aaron Dean, was arrested and charged with murder hours after he tendered his resignation. He was also dishonorably discharged from the police force.
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