Would-Be Burglar Barricades Self in Filmmaker Spike Jonze's Home - NBC New York

Would-Be Burglar Barricades Self in Filmmaker Spike Jonze's Home

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    Man Breaks into Spike Jonze's Home, Stands Off with Police

    A man broke into the Los Feliz home of award-winning director Spike Jonze. The man then barricaded himself inside the home as police locked down the streets. Gordon Tokumatsu reports for NBC4 News at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, 2019.

    (Published Tuesday, April 30, 2019)

    An attempted burglar broke into the home of Academy Award-winning director Spike Jonze Tuesday morning and barricaded himself inside the Los Feliz property for hours before being taken into custody. 

    The Los Angeles Police Department responded to the home of the famed filmmaker in the 4000 block of Farmouth Drive around 6 a.m. PT.

    A suspected burglar got inside the home and was confronted by someone inside the sprawling hilltop property.

    It wasn't immediately clear if the person who confronted the burglar was Jonze, whose birth name is Adam Spiegel. 

    By 11 a.m., the burglar was taken into custody. 

    Jonze could be seen outside the home in a camouflage jacket, gray sweats and sandals talking to officers. 

    No one was hurt, and it was not considered a home invasion, the LAPD said. 

    Jonze is best known for his work on "Being John Malkovich," "Her," "Adaptation," and more. He is also formerly married to actress and director Sofia Coppola.