Homeless man charged in LL Cool J home break-in

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FILE - This May 16, 2012 file photo shows "NCIS: Los Angeles" cast member  LL COOL J at the CBS network upfront presentation at The Tent at Lincoln Center in New York. Los Angeles police say the rapper grabbed and held a burglary suspect at his Studio City home Wednesday morning.  Police got a 911 call shortly before 1 a.m. from someone who said her father had spotted an intruder in their home and was holding him downstairs. Officers arrived and took a man into custody. Police say he had minor bruises and will be arrested on suspicion of burglary. His name hasn't been released.  LL Cool J wasn't hurt and apparently nothing was taken.(AP Photo/Evan Agostini, file)
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FILE - This May 16, 2012 file photo shows "NCIS: Los Angeles" cast member LL COOL J at the CBS network upfront presentation at The Tent at Lincoln Center in New York. Los Angeles police say the rapper grabbed and held a burglary suspect at his Studio City home Wednesday morning. Police got a 911 call shortly before 1 a.m. from someone who said her father had spotted an intruder in their home and was holding him downstairs. Officers arrived and took a man into custody. Police say he had minor bruises and will be arrested on suspicion of burglary. His name hasn't been released. LL Cool J wasn't hurt and apparently nothing was taken.(AP Photo/Evan Agostini, file)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A homeless man was charged Thursday with burglary for allegedly breaking into the California home of LL Cool J, where the actor-rapper subdued him.

Jonathan Kirby was charged with first-degree burglary with a person present and faces a maximum of 38 years to life in prison if convicted. Prosecutors are asking bail be set at $1.1 million.

No arraignment date has been set and it wasn't immediately known if Kirby, 56, has retained an attorney.

Kirby remains in a hospital with a broken nose, jaw and ribs after the early Wednesday altercation with the "NCIS: Los Angeles" actor, authorities said. LL Cool J held Kirby until police arrived and wasn't injured.

Kirby has a criminal record, including convictions for voluntary manslaughter in Dallas nearly 25 years ago, along with burglary and petty theft.

LL Cool J, born James Smith, has had musical hits such as "Mama Said Knock You Out" and "I'm Bad," and has starred in films including "Any Given Sunday."

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