Ving Rhames is opening up about recently being held at gunpoint in his own home while police were investigating a reported burglary attempt.
The 59-year-old Mission: Impossible – Fallout actor says that one of his neighbors reported that a “large black man” had broken into his home.
“This happened this year. I am in my home, it was around 2:15 p.m. in the afternoon,” Ving said in an interview on the Clay Clane Show.
“I have a screen door and then I have a wooden door… I’m in my house, I’m in a pair of basketball shorts only. I have two English bulldog puppies. I hear a noise in my backyard, but I’m thinking the puppies are just running around, and then I get a knock on the front door,” Ving continued. “I open the door and there is a red dot pointed at my face from a 9mm. They say put up your hands, literally. I just walked and opened up the door… then they said, ‘Open the front screen door.’ They say do it with one hand so then I have to do it with one hand. My hands are up and they have me outside.”
Ving says the main officer recognized him and then they went to the neighbor who called the police, but the neighbor denied making the call.
“My problem is, and I said this to them, what if it was my son and he had a video-game remote or something and you thought it was a gun?” he said.