added: 24 Aug 2012 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk
The rapper tackled a burglar in his home who could now spend 38 years behind bars,
The homeless man who allegedly broke into LL Cool J's Van Nuys, California, residence has been charged with first degree burglary with a person present.
Jonathan A. Kirby - a 56-year-old transient - was swiftly taken down by the actor-rapper, who detained him until police arrived after the incident.
The Los Angeles District Attorney's Office confirms he was also charged as a Third Strike offender which means, per the felony complaint filed by assistant prosecutor William Ryder, under the law of the state, if convicted, he could be facing a maximum prison sentence of 38 years to life.
The man entered LL Cool J's house at about 1am Wednesday (22.08.12) morning tripping an alarm that alerted the hip-hopster and his family to his presence.
He subsequently leaped into action and tackled the suspect and, according to police, a physical confrontation ensued in which Jonathan sustained multiple minor injuries.
The 'Mama Said Knock You Out' MC ensured the culprit was booked on suspicion of burglary and taken to a hospital where he still remains as he receives treatment for a broken nose, jaw and ribs.