LL Cool J wrote the hit lyrics “I’m gonna knock you out, momma said knock you out” 2 decades ago (1991) and he wasn’t playing. The rapper slash actor recently beat down a man for breaking into his house and held the suspect until police arrived.
After hanging up the microphone James Todd Smith (aka LL Cool J) began a prosperous career as a television and film actor. His latest role as Special Agent Sam Hanna on the CBS hit series “NCIS: Los Angeles” came to life when a dangerous criminal broke into his residence while wife and kids were sleeping.
According to CNN, “A man charged with breaking into LL Cool J’s home Wednesday morning faces a long prison sentence if convicted because of his previous convictions, the prosecutor’s spokeswoman said Thursday.
Jonathan Kirby, 56, suffered a broken nose, jaw and ribs when he encountered the muscular rapper-actor inside his Sherman Oaks, California, home, according to Los Angeles County District Attorney spokeswoman Sandi Gibbons.
Prosecutors charged Kirby with first degree burglary as a “third striker,” which means he could face 38 years to life in prison if convicted, Gibbons said. They are asking that bail for Kirby be set at $1.1 million.
Kirby was previously convicted of voluntary manslaughter in Dallas, Texas, in 1988. He also has auto theft, first degree burglary and a petty theft conviction in Los Angeles on his record, Gibbons said.
Arraignment for the suspect is not yet set, because he is still hospitalized for treatment of injuries inflicted by LL Cool J when he “physically detained” him, she said.”
Source: Cable News Network