Intruder Meets Match in Boy Meets World Actor

William Daniels, 91, who played Mr. Feeny on hit sitcom, scared off would-be burglar at Calif. home
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 31, 2018 9:04 AM CDT

(Newser) – An elderly alum of Boy Meets World foiled an intruder Saturday night, illuminating the suspect both literally and (hopefully) metaphorically. Entertainment Weekly reports that William Daniels, 91, who played Mr. Feeny on the hit sitcom, was at the San Fernando Valley, Calif., home he shares with his wife, 89-year-old actress Bonnie Bartlett, when someone tried to break in through the back door. KABC notes Daniels had a quick reaction that scared the suspect away: He turned on the lights.

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"Luckily, Mr. Daniels was able to frighten away the person and the LAPD quickly responded," the actor's rep said in a statement, per USA Today, adding that both Daniels and his wife are OK. Police don't think they were specifically targeted. Daniels' BMW co-star Will Friedle had just one thing to say on Twitter about his former colleague's crime-busting skills: "Don't ever mess with Mr. Feeny!" ("Topanga" took issue with comments on her weight after her wedding.)

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