Celebrities are known to live in posy neighborhoods that are known for having round-the-clock security teams. Their homes are fitted with advanced security systems to prevent burglaries. However, some witty thieves circumvent the systems and invade their homes.
Here are the top 8 celebrities’ terrifying home invasions.
David & Victoria Beckham
David & Victoria are considered a power couple and are adored by millions globally. On February 2022, a masked burglar broke into their West London mansion while the couple and their daughter Harper were asleep.
The family only realized someone had broken into their home after realizing belongings worth thousands of pounds were missing. Their son, Cruz, was the first to notice something was off after stumbling across a ransacked extra bedroom and broken glass. David Beckham alerted the police, but by the time they arrived at the scene, the intruder had already disappeared into the dark of the night with designer belongings.
In 2016, a group of five robbers robbed Kim Kardashian at gunpoint. They hacked the hotel security system to gain entry into Kardashian’s hotel room, where handcuffed and forced her to open the mogul door.
The robbers managed to get away with designer jewelry worth $10 million. Among the items stolen was her Lorraine Schwartz engagement ring, estimated to be worth $4 million. Twelve men were arrested and arraigned in court for the crime.
Since then, the celebrity security team has made drastic changes to prevent such an incident from occurring again. New security cameras and home security systems were installed at all entry and exit points in her residence.
However, on October 2022, another intruder tried to break into Kim Kardashian’s home in Los Angeles. This time, the security guards managed to arrest the intruder, and after questioning him, they handed the 24-year-old to the police.
Pamela Anderson is best known for her role in the film Baywatch. In 1995, a homeless woman managed to intruder her home and lived there for three days undetected.
The obsessed woman gained access to one of her guest rooms and started there for three days. Meanwhile, her sons, Brandon and Dylan, were in the house by didn’t notice anything amiss. In an interview with Britain’s OK! Pamela said, “One fan snuck into my house, sliced her wrists and then ate all my bread. It’s terrible, but I am serious!
When the police arrested her, she wore one of the celebrity’s bathing suits. “I kept noticing my bread was missing, and then my jean jacket disappeared. But I was like, ‘I’m going crazy because I have two babies. I’m forgetting everything.”
When the police arrested her, she slit her wrists in an attempt to commit suicide, but she did not die. She was later deported from the United States. To deter a similar incident, Pamela is rumored to have installed better home security and hired more security personnel to man her home.
Madonna is one of the unfortunate celebrities who were left shaken by robbers. Despite her London home having the best home security system, in 2000, a group of burglars broke in and stole a Range Rover and other valuables.
The celebrity, her boyfriend Guy Ritchie and her two children were upstairs asleep when the burglary occurred. The police later recovered the vehicle and the valuables. Surprisingly, the robber happened a few weeks after Madonna told the press that she decided to relocate to London as she felt more secure there.
Later in 2011, Madonna’s Marylebone, London home was broken into by 30-year-old Grzegorz Matlock. Matlock was discovered by Madonna’s gardener wandering through the living room and bedrooms.
Taylor Swift has had several distressful home invasions over the last decade. In 2018, an intruder named Roger Alvarado was aligned in court and pleaded guilty to criminal contempt and attempted burglary.
Alvarado broke into the pop singer’s home while she was away. He took a shower and even napped in one of Taylor’s beds. A neighbor saw him break into the home and alerted the police. It’s reported that, at the time, the home was under renovation.
This is not an isolated case; in May 2017, a suspected intruder, Mohammed Jaffar, was arrested outside one of the singer’s properties in Rhode Island, New York. At the time of the arrest, Jaffar was found carrying a baseball bat, 30+ lock picks and a crowbar. The police also found a flashlight, a rake for breaking windows, screwdrivers, and a pair of rubber gloves.
29-year-old Pablo Dianna Orero Taragaza admitted to the court that she broke into Harry Style home in North London. Earlier, Harry had gotten a restraining order that barred her from going 250 meters close to him after she was found guilty of stalking him back in 2019.
Pablo broke into Harry’s home in February and is alleged to have pushed one of the female staff members into a wall. In an altercation with the security guards, she damaged a plant pot.
While appearing at London’s Wood Green Crown Court, she pleaded guilty to having breached the restraining order but denied the assault, use of violence to gain access to the home, and damaging property worth £5,000. The transgender woman was found guilty and barred from indirectly or directly contacting Harry Styles on social media.
In 2020, Kylie Jenner almost had a scary run-in with a home intruder. Notably, her home is fitted with security cameras and other systems to keep intruders at bay. According to reports, the intruder was one of her die-hard fans.
He showed up on her doorstep with a bouquet meant for Kyle. His goal was to confess his love for Kyle and propose to her. Aware of the many security systems installed to protect the home, the man allegedly jumped over a fence to access Kyle Jenner’s home.
This is not the first time an intruder has invaded Kyle’s home. In 2021, another man broke into her home and refused to leave, insisting on being allowed to speak with Kyle and confess his love for her. Both men were arrested and booked for misdemeanor.
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Over the years, technological advancement has led to the development of advanced home security systems. On August 14 2018, Shaunie O’Neal posted a surveillance video showing men trying to break into her Los Angeles Home.
Lucky for her, she had installed the Ring home security system that records footage and gives users a chance to deter burglars via intercom. She recognized one of the burglars and believes they used social media to know whether the coast was clear.
In the surreal surveillance video, Shaunie is heard saying, “What are you doing? You’re on camera. Smile B… Yeah I see you too”.
Scared that their heinous act had been caught red-handed and on camera, the two men hurried run away before the police arrived at the scene.
Break-ins on celebrity homes have become common over the last couple of years. Most burglars rely on social media to know whether anyone is home before pouncing. Installation of the best home security systems with security cameras can help deter these incidents. The system must be tamper-proof, as some can be remotely hacked.