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Home Intruder 'Picked the Wrong House'

Willie Murphy says she 'went to work on him'

(Newser) - Breaking into Willie Murphy's house? Not the world's best idea. Murphy, an 82-year-old bodybuilder, says she was home in Rochester, NY, late Thursday night when she heard a guy bang on the door. "He was outside and saying, 'Please call an ambulance,' saying, 'I'... More »

The Plane Prepped for Takeoff. Then, a Man From the Bushes

Passengers on Azman Air flight in Nigeria filled with 'fear and panic' as man climbs onto wing

(Newser) - "Fear and panic" is how Africanews describes the mood in the cabin of an Azman Air flight in Nigeria on Friday, though the odd happening ended with no one getting hurt. CNN reports the incident took place in the domestic section of Murtala Muhammed International airport in the nation'... More »

Intruder Calls Police on Halle Berry's Workers

According to LA law enforcement, at least

(Newser) - Con artist, crazy, whatever—a man is accused of trying to move into Halle Berry's place and change the locks while she was away, TMZ reports. Ronald Eugene Griffin, 59, was allegedly so galled when confronted by Berry employees that he called police, who arrived and figured out his... More »

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

(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... More »

Mom Finds Guy in Her Kid's Bedroom, Shoots Him

Woman killed 59-year-old intruder in Portland

(Newser) - A man is dead in Portland after a 33-year-old woman returned home early Sunday to find him in her kid's bedroom, police say. Authorities say the woman arrived with her 5- and 10-year-old children in tow only to realize the 59-year-old man had somehow gotten inside during their absence,... More »

Guy Broke in Ex's House, Hid Under Bed for Days: Cops

Charged 4 cellphones while secretly squatting

(Newser) - You know that creepy feeling like something or someone might be lurking under your bed at night? Warning: This story will not mitigate that. Cops accuse Jason Hubbard, a New Jersey man who apparently didn't have a place to live, of breaking into the Spotswood home of his ex-girlfriend'... More »

Students Pull Gun on Intruder, Now Face Expulsion

They violated Gonzaga University's weapons policy

(Newser) - Two university students in Washington state are facing expulsion after they scared off a would-be intruder with a gun, KXLY reports. Roommates Erik Fagan and Daniel McIntosh were at their Spokane apartment, which is owned by Gonzaga University but is off-campus, when a six-time convicted felon who'd recently been... More »

LL Cool J Intruder Faces Life in Prison

After he heals from broken jaw, nose, and ribs

(Newser) - The news only gets worse for the man accused of breaking into LL Cool J's mansion: Not only did 56-year-old Jonathan Kirby suffer a broken jaw, nose, and ribs at the hands of the rapper/actor, but he might go to prison for life under California's three-strikes law, reports... More »

Intruder Eats Celine Dion's Pastry, Runs a Bath

Daniel Bedard also allegedly took notes on Dion's Post-Its

(Newser) - Daniel Bedard was just about to step into his “nice warmish bath” when police arrived … to charge him with allegedly breaking into Celine Dion’s Canada home, where he was about to take said bath. Bedard, 36, had already eaten some pastry out of the fridge when he... More »

Intruder, Homeowner Call the Cops on Each Other

Intruder Timothy James Chapek was scared he might get shot

(Newser) - Oregon police got two 911 calls around the same time last night: One from a homeowner reporting a break-in … and one from the intruder himself, worried the homeowner might hurt him. Timothy James Chapek, 24, told police he had just broken in and was, oddly enough, taking a shower... More »

Paris Hilton: Guy With Knives Tried to Break In

Or, as she puts it on Twitter, 'knifes'

(Newser) - Paris Hilton woke up to “a guy trying to break into my house holding 2 big knifes,” she writes on Twitter . Police confirm a man in his 40s was arrested at her home at 6:30am and is in jail. “What a scary sight to wake up... More »

Yank 'Stalker' Busted Outside Suu Kyi's House

Authorities baffled by American who swam lake to hide in activist's home

(Newser) - Burmese police have arrested an American man they fished out of a lake near the home of detained democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi's Rangoon home, the Guardian reports. Authorities believe the man dodged security around the compound by swimming through the lake and then hid inside Suu Kyi's home... More »

House at Heart of Knox Trial Ransacked

Intruders leave knives, candles in home British student was murdered

(Newser) - Intruders broke into the house in Italy where Meredith Kercher was murdered last year, the Telegraph reports. Their motivation is unclear—they ransacked the house and left candles and four kitchen knives in various rooms, but left the room where the British exchange student was murdered untouched. Police, who discovered... More »

Christmas Intruder Lived in Family's Attic

Hidden house guest helped himself to food, clothing, gifts

(Newser) - Call him the Attic Ghost of Christmas Present. An intruder lived undetected in a Pennsylvania family's attic for several days, including Christmas, stealing food and clothing when the occupants were out, reports the Wilkes-Barre Times Leader. The family finally called police when they discovered several expensive Christmas gifts missing. The... More »

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