Mission: Impossible's Ving Rhames mistaken for burglar in his own home
Jul 30, 2018, 00:33
Too many times we've heard the news that in someone has been killed, harmed, or threaten by cops and according to Golden Globe victor Ving Rhames, he was recently a victim of unjust interaction with police.
Actor Ving Rhamessaid he was held at gunpoint by police at his own Santa Monicahome two years ago when he was mistaken by neighbors for a robber.
Santa Monica Police Department Lt. Saul Rodriguez confirmed the incident in an interview Sunday with The Washington Post, but he said it happened on July 29, 2016.
The Clay Cane Show airs weekdays (12 p.m. ET) on SiriusXM Urban View Ch. 126. "I have a screen door at and then I have a wooden door". I hear a noise in my backyard, but I'm thinking, you know, the puppies are just running around or what have you. They recognize me, and the guy, says it was a mistake, they apologize, what have you.
Rhames followed police instructions and opened his front door with one hand as they pointed a firearm at him. "I stepped back and heard 'Come outside with your hands up"'. Lucky for him, one of the policemen recognized that it was Ving Rhames.
"Myself, the sergeant and one other officer, we went over to that house, which was across the street from my place, and the person denied it", Rhames said.
"A woman called 911 and said a large, black man was breaking into the house", Rhames recounts police telling him.
This image released by Paramount Pictures shows, from left, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Tom Cruise and Ving Rhames in a scene from "Mission: Impossible - Fallout". It wasn't from his work in movies like Pulp Fiction, but rather as a parent whose son also played basketball, Rhames said. But for Rhames, the incident left a mark: "What if it was my son and he had a video game remote or something, and you thought it was a gun?" says the Golden Globe victor. "Just like. Trayvon has a bag of Skittles", Rhames said, referring to Travyon Martin, the teenager who was killed by a neighborhood patrol watchman in Florida in 2012.
The 59-year-old told a terrifying story of Santa Monica Police pulling a 9mm handgun on him.
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