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Prowler at Cruise's home turns out to be neighbor

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  • Police say a security guard at actor Tom Cruise's house used a stun gun on a would-be prowler.

      Police say a security guard at actor Tom Cruise's house used a stun gun on a would-be prowler.
    Associated Press

 
Associated Press

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. 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 neighbor 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.

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