A man was arrested for trying to steal Halle Berry's Los Angeles home by creating a fake deed for the house — and even hired a locksmith to get inside, according to a report.
Ronald Eugene Griffin, 59, was first spotted trespassing on Halle's property in January but bolted when the star’s gardener approached him, reported, citing law enforcement sources. He turned up again in March with a locksmith and actually had one of the locks changed. When confronted by Berry’s hired help, Griffin called the cops, claiming the workers were trespassing.
When officers spotted his phony paperwork, they arrested him on charges of procuring and offering a false warranty deed and petty theft. Police say he didn’t even know it was Berry’s home, according to the gossip site. Her representative declined to comment. But the $3.8 million, Italian-style mansion in Hollywood Hills — which features ocean views, a pool and spa and vaulted ceilings — seems to be a favoured target.
In 2011, Halle came home to find an intruder in her kitchen. “As I opened my glass kitchen door and closed it behind me, all of a sudden I sensed someone behind me and turned to see the intruder standing less than a foot behind me, staring through my glass kitchen door,” she told the cops. The trespasser was arrested at the scene.
(Source: The New York Post and TMZ)