Nicolas Cage says he had a close encounter with a stalker in his own home.
In one of the stranger stories of celebrity stalking we’ve ever heard, Nicolas Cage says he once had to chase a Fudgesicle-wielding bandit from his home.
While promoting his new flick Trespass, the actor told reporters he has his own tale of home invasion — and while it sounds hilarious, it was actually downright scary.
“I have lived through the nightmare, I have been one of those people who has been through a home invasion,” Cage said.
“I was living in Orange County in Los Angeles at the time, I was asleep with my wife, my 2-year-old at the time [Kal-El] was in another room. And I opened my eyes and there was a naked man in my leather jacket eating a Fudgesicle in front of my bed.”
“It sounds funny. But it was horrifying. He ran into my bathroom, and I said, ‘What are you doing in my house? Get out of my house!'”
“And I did talk him into getting out, and some people came and they put him into a facility. I didn’t press charges because I realized he wasn’t all there,” Cage explained.
The actor says that he never contemplated using violence against the intruder, but he also never contemplated sleeping in that house for even one more night.
“The cops said to me, if he had broken into any other house in this neighborhood he’d have been shot. But I don’t have a gun in my house, and I’m always going to try and talk you out of violence if I can. But it was horrible for my wife, and I could never really stay in that house after that.”
When you need a Fudgesicle after store hours, we suggest the 24-hour mini mart on the corner.
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