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Ving Rhames Says Police Held Him At Gunpoint In His Own Home After Neighbor Reported 'Large Black Man' Breaking In

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This is awful!!
Ving Rhames revealed during an interview on Friday afternoon that he was the victim of a near-police shooting after being held at gunpoint IN HIS OWN HOME over a case of mistaken identity and a far-too-zealous neighbor who called the police.
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Speaking during SiriusXM‘s The Clay Cane Show yesterday, Rhames told the story about how he was sitting at home in Santa Monica, California, watching ESPN with a pair of basketball shorts on when he heard a knock on the door (below):

“I get up, I open the door and there’s a red dot pointed at my face from a 9-millimeter, and they say, ‘Put up your hands.’ Literally.”

Fortunately in that split second for Rhames, one of the Santa Monica cops there was a man whose son played on the same youth basketball team as Rhames’, and the policeman immediately recognized the actor and dropped his weapon.
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Rhames continued (below):

“They recognized me and apologized, and I said, ‘Why are you doing this?’ He said to me, ‘A woman called 911 and said a large black man was breaking in to the house.'”

The worst part about this, though, is that the actor and the police apparently went next door to the woman’s house to show her Ving lived there — and wasn’t breaking in — and she denied ever calling the police in the first place (below):

“So here I am, in my own home, alone in some basketball shorts, just because someone called and says a large black man is breaking in. My problem is, what if it was my son and he had a video game remote or something and [the police] thought it was a gun just like Trayvon [Martin] had a bag of Skittles?”

What a horrible story.
Thank god it didn’t turn out worse for Rhames. Let’s just hope that woman learned her lesson…
[Image via WENN.]

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Jul 28, 2018 17:07pm PDT