Don't mess with Taye Diggs!
The former "Private Practice" star stepped up to stop a break-in at his Los Angels home on Sunday evening. Just hours after he hit the red carpet to present at the Screen Actors Guild Awards with "Cougar Town" actress Busy Phillips, the star was chasing down the crook who tried to break into his Studio City home.
According to TMZ, the actor was at home chilling after the SAG Awards when a 20-year-old man decided to try to sneak in around 11 PM. Upon finding the uninvited guest, Diggs reportedly chased him and held him down until the police arrived to take him into custody. A second person was allegedly awaiting the young man in a getaway car and sped off upon seeing the unexpected action. The diver is still at large.
No word on wither his wife, Idina Menzel, and their son Walker, 3, were at home at the time of the incident.
Thankfully it isn't that often that stars have to take the law into their own hands, but there are a few select occasions when some stars have had to step up to catch their own crooks. Here are some of Hollywood's real life superheroes:
LL Cool J: Mama said knock him out! Last summer the "NCIS: Los Angeles" star took down a burglar who decided to enter his home in the middle of the night. The actor stepped up to protect his family and the intruder ended up with a broken nose, jaw and ribs. Of the incident the star recently told Oprah Winfrey, "I think anyone who is put in that position who really wants to take care of their family would have done what I did."
Alex Trebek: When the "Jeopardy" host awoke to find a burglar in his San Francisco hotel room in 2011, he snapped into action. Rather than take the theft laying down, he chased down the alleged thief and injured himself in the foot chase. For his efforts, the game show host ended up with a ruptured Achilles tendon and an injured leg. The would-be thief ended up in the back of a police car.
Patrick Dempsey: He doesn't just play a do-gooder on TV! McDreamy stepped into the role of real-life superhero after seeing a teen driver flip his car onto his Malibu yard. Rather than sit idly by, he grabbed a crow bar and fire extinguisher to rush to the boy's aid. After freeing the teen from the car, he called paramedics and even made the awkward phone call to his mother to tell her about the accident.
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