Actor Simon Pegs Break-In Defendant as a iPod Thief

Wednesday, Jun 2, 2010  |  Updated 2:00 PM EDT
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Actor Simon Pegs Break-In Defendant as a iPod Thief

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Simon Pegg arrives for the UK Film Premiere of 'Star Trek' at the Empire Leicester Square on April 20, 2009 in London, England.

Simon Pegg says he lost an iPod and a camera loaded with pictures in a New York City hotel burglary. But the "Star Trek" movie actor's habit of safeguarding his wedding ring apparently kept it from thieves.

The British actor testified Wednesday — for the second time — against a man accused of burglarizing a SoHo Grand Hotel suite. The incident occurred during August 2007 filming for the comedy "How to Lose Friends & Alienate People."

Pegg's, co-star, Kirsten Dunst, testified Tuesday that her $2,000 handbag also was stolen.

A defense lawyer says suspect James Jimenez just accompanied a co-defendant he thought was allowed to be there.

Pegg says he routinely hides his wedding ring while changing into costume.

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