A burglary in O’Donnell’s neighbourhood prompted the NCIS: Los Angeles stars to start up a conversation about their break-in fears on the set – but the Batman & Robin star had no idea he would be revisiting the subject matter so soon after his pal had to confront 56-year-old Jonathan Kirby in his Studio City, California home last month (Aug12).
O’ Donnell says, “Someone in my neighbourhood had been broken in and I was thinking, ‘Jeez, it’s getting a little scary out there,’ and (I said), ‘I don’t know what I’d do…’
“I said, ‘I can’t imagine someone breaking into your house,’ and it literally happened. It was frightening.”
LL Cool J has brushed off the home invasion scare and is back on set, but O’Donnell isn’t about to start cracking jokes about his encounter: “Home invasion is a serious thing; he (LL Cool J) was at home with his kids… (but) the poor sucker that did that picked the wrong house.”
Kirby, who suffered a broken nose, jaw and ribs in the altercation with LL Cool J, was charged with first degree burglary with a person present and, as a repeat offender, he is now facing a maximum sentence of 38 years to life in prison.