Actor Jonathan Tucker rescues family during home invasion in Los Angeles

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

Actor Jonathan Tucker, well known for his role in the television series “Kingdom” and films like “The Ruins” and “Hostage,” sprang into action Sunday night in a real-life drama in the Hancock Park neighborhood of Los Angeles.  

The actor reportedly called the Los Angeles Police Department at around 6:30 p.m. after witnessing a suspicious stranger entering a residence near his own, Los Angeles Magazine reported.  

While waiting for police, who responded within minutes of his call, he saw the door that the intruder had gone through was wide open. That’s when Tucker is said to have run into the house where he found a frightened young girl and brought her outside to his wife before running back into the home.  

Jonathan Tucker on March 4, 2023, in Santa Monica, California. (Robert Smith/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

During his second run inside the residence, he discovered the young girl’s mother and an infant, who were beyond afraid with the male suspect inside the house and led them out to safety. 

LAPD arrived at the scene, even deploying a helicopter after the 911 call, according to TMZ, swept the house and took the man into custody.  

The suspect was reportedly placed on a mental health hold after his arrest.  

“If you want a quote, call the LAPD because those guys are the real heroes,” Tucker told Los Angeles Magazine. “They put their lives on the line every day, multiple times a day.” 

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.