3 Celebs, Including Simon Cowell, Whose Homes Were Broken Into

Posted by Katie F. on March 26th, 2012

Simon Cowell was met with a surprise over the weekend at his home in London, but it was not a good surprise. Cowell found a 29-year-old woman from South East London named Leanne Zaloumis roaming his West London house Saturday with a brick in hand. She also lied in his bed and went through his bathroom before Simon found her. Sources say the woman “clearly has some sort of mental problems.” She was charged with aggravated burglary and appeared in court today. The hearing was short as the judge quickly determined that Zaloumis had planned to “inflict grievous bodily harm upon a person therein and at the time of committing the said burglary had with a weapon of offense, namely a broken house brick.” Cowell says the experience was both surreal and frightening. He’s extremely fortunate that nothing worse happened and that the intruder didn’t hurt him. He’s worried that another stranger could barge into his home with a weapon more dangerous than a brick – he knows it easily “could have been a gun.” Simon is currently making plans to improve his home’s security system so something like this doesn’t happen again.

Simon Cowell is just the latest in a long line of celebrities that have experienced the horrifying situation of having their home broken into. Here are some other stars that have dealt with deranged people breaking into their house.

Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana wasn’t home at the time it happened, but she arrived home one night earlier this month to find that someone had forced their way into her Los Angeles house. It seemed at first like nothing was missing from her home, but she is carefully checking all her valuables and the police are investigating the incident.

Kirstie Alley

Someone tried to break into Kirstie Alley’s Kansas home in December 2011 not just once, but three different times. Police reported that of the three incidents, someone succeeded in entering the house only once, but nothing appeared to be taken. Each time, the intruders tried to kick down the back door of Alley’s home.

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