Actor Ving Rhames recalled an incident when he was held at gunpoint by police two years ago when a neighbor called 911 after assuming he was breaking into his own home. The neighbor had called authorities and reported a ‘large black man’ breaking into Rhames’ Santa Monica home.
“I open the door and there is a red dot pointed at my face from a 9mm—they say, ‘put up your hands.’” he said on the “Clay Cane Show” on Sirius XM. “Here I am in my own home, alone in some basketball shorts. Just because someone called and said a large black man is breaking in, when I opened up the door a 9mm is pointed at me–My problem is, and I said this to them, what if it was my son and he had a video game remote or something and you thought it was a gun?”
Santa Monica policed confirmed the July 2016 incident was a mistake. We got a call from several neighbors indicating that they thought what they were looking at was a burglary in the home and we responded within minutes—as soon as we discovered it was Mr. Rhames, we de-escalated immediately and informed him what happened,” said Santa Monica Police Departmen Lieutenant Saul Rodriguez.
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