Ving Rhames was held at gunpoint by police in his Santa Monica home after neighbor called to report a break-in.
The Mission: Impossible – Fallout actor recalled the incident on Friday during an appearance on Sirius XM’s Clay Cane show.
Via The Wrap:
“This is the God’s honest truth. This happened this year,” Rhames said. “I open the door and there is a red dot pointed at my face from a 9-mm, and they say ‘put up your hands,’ literally.” Rhames said.
Rhames said he was wearing nothing but basketball shorts when he stepped outside and was surrounded by several officers and a police dog. Thankfully, Rhames said the chief of police recognized him, not because of his fame, but because their children both play on the same sports team.
He then said he spoke with the officers, who informed him that a neighbor had called reporting a break-in by a “large black man.” They provided him with the address of the neighbor, and Rhames went over to the house with an officer, but he said that when he confronted the neighbor, they denied it.
Rhames was also concerned what would’ve happened if his young son had answered the door instead of him.
“What if it was my son and he had a video game remote or something and you thought it was a gun. I don’t know, just like Trayvon [Martin] had a bag of Skittles,” Rhames said.
SMH! You’re not even safe in your own home.