Actor Taye Diggs chases, captures alleged burglar, LAPD says


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A man was arrested near actor Taye Diggs’ Studio City home after the ‘Private Practice’ star found him searching through his garage and chased him down the street, police said Monday.

Officers responded to a report of a burglary in progress at about 11:20 p.m. Sunday after the actor discovered the suspect ‘looking for stuff to take’ in the garage, said Los Angeles police Officer Alex Martinez. Diggs chased the intruder and detained him until police arrived.


The man, identified as Hassan Juma, 20, was arrested on suspicion of burglary, Martinez said.

Diggs was not injured in the incident, Martinez said. Sources said it appeared there wasn’t a major physical altercation between the actor and suspect.

Earlier in the night, Diggs attended the Screen Actors Guild Awards with wife Idina Menzel. He was a presenter at the ceremony.

‘Yup. Headed to the SAG awards w the lovely @idinamenzel,’ he tweeted. ‘Presenting w @busyphillips. These things can be so much fun...’

Diggs isn’t the first celebrity to take down an intruder. In August, actor-rapper LL Cool J discovered a burglar at his Studio City kitchen and broke the man’s nose and jaw in what police sources described as a ‘knock-down, drag-out’ fight. LL Cool J was holding the suspect when authorities arrived.


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