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Police Held Ving Rhames At Gunpoint In His Own Home After A Neighbor Called 911



Rhames revealed a police officer pointed a gun at him as he stood on his doorstep in California.
Ving Rhames’ famous face might have saved his life.

“This happened this year. I am in my home, it was around 2:15 p.m. in the afternoon. 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."

“I open the door and there is a red dot pointed at my face from a 9-mm. 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.”

The chief of police recognized Rhames, and had the officers stand down. 
They revealed a neighbor called 911, telling the operator a “large black man” had broken into a home.
When Rhames and the officers visited the person who made the call, that person denied it.

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