Gruesome details on the damage rap star LL Cool J gave to a home intruder this week has surfaced online, including injuries to the criminal’s face and upper body.
Details of how badly LL beat up the 56 year-old criminal landed online Thursday (August 23).
A man charged with breaking into LL Cool J’s home Wednesday morning faces a long prison sentence if convicted because of his previous convictions, the prosecutor’s spokeswoman said Thursday. Jonathan Kirby, 56, suffered a broken nose, jaw and ribs when he encountered the muscular rapper-actor inside his Sherman Oaks, Caklifornia, home, according to Los Angeles County District Attorney spokeswoman Sandi Gibbons. (CNN)
The burglar could reportedly face nearly 40 years behind bars.
Jonathan Kirby, 56, was charged with residential burglary with a person present, which in combination with his criminal history could result in significant prison time. Kirby, who is facing his third strike or serious or violent felony, faces a possible maximum sentence of 38 years in state prison. (Los Angeles Times)
LL’s representative released a statement on the robbery attempt’s aftermath yesterday (August 22).
“LL Cool J, and his family, are safe and thank everyone for their thoughts and concern. As a father, husband and citizen, he is committed to keeping his family safe and is cooperating with authorities on this private matter,” a representative for Smith said Wednesday. (ABC News)
Reports of LL Cool J’s heroics hit the Internet early Wednesday.
LL Cool J came face-to-face with a burglary suspect in his home, and took the guy down with his own hands early this morning … TMZ has learned. According to law enforcement sources … the suspect entered LL’s Los Angeles area house around 2AM, but unfortunately for him the actor/rapper/badass was home. We’re told LL heard some commotion downstairs, went to check it out … and found the intruder. Sources say the intruder had tripped LL’s alarm system, but the “NCIS Los Angeles” star — who is a physical beast — decided to go hand-to-hand combat on the dude. (TMZ)