❘ Published: 2023-01-08T21:56:05
❘ Updated: 2023-01-08T21:56:18
A suspect has been arrested after allegedly trying to break into Billie Eilish’s childhood home in Los Angeles.
LAPD officers responded to a call from the Highland Park area around 9:15 p.m. local time on January 5, after a man jumped a fence and into the home’s yard.
Residents in the area reported seeing the suspect wearing all black clothing and a face mask as he attempted to break in.
The man was arrested on suspicion of breaking into the property, but it is unclear whether the suspect was found inside when the police arrived.
Billie Eilish no longer lives at home due to fear of burglary
Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas Baird O’Connell grew up in the home but no longer live there, according to neighbors. However, property records show that their parents still own it.
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Police confirmed that a suspect is in custody, and video footage of the suspect’s arrest shows a man handcuffed and restrained by a number of LAPD officers.
Footage from the scene also shows police searching the home for evidence, and ABC7 correspondent Chris Cristi shared photos of the property on Twitter.
The ‘Happier Than Ever’ singer toured her childhood home and neighborhood in 2019 with ‘Late Late Show’ host James Corden. At the time, Billie was still living there with her family.
The 21-year-old and brother Finneas recorded the vast majority of her debut album, ‘When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?’ in the Highland Park home.
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In a 2019 interview, Billie told Rolling Stone that she had to hire a security guard to sleep in her living room after her address was leaked online, prompting fans to show up outside.
“It was really traumatizing,” she told the newspaper. “I don’t feel completely safe in my house anymore, which is sad. I love my house.”
So far, it is unclear whether anything was stolen from the home, or whether someone was inside at the time, but no injuries have been reported.