'LA Ink' Alum Kat Von D Flees From Bathroom-Seeking Home Intruder
LA Ink star Kat Von D had the fright of her life when she woke up in the middle of the night to find an intruder exploring her luxurious Los Angeles mansion.
The famed tattoo artist — real name Katherine Von Drachenberg — reportedly awoke around 10:15 P.M. on Saturday, February 5, to see a suspicious beam of light flashing around in her home, according to law enforcement per TMZ.
The television personality jumped into action. She got out of bed, took her 3-year-old, and ran out of the house where she then called 911. Police arrived at the scene minutes later and conducted a complete search of the sprawling L.A. home.
Authorities quickly found a man upstairs. He was said to be in his 30s, and was discovered casually wandering around the tv star's house.
When questioned, he reportedly told police that he was buying the home and stopped by because he needed to use the bathroom. It is presently unknown if he knew who the place belonged to at the time, or what his true intentions were.
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Although it has been reported that the man got onto the property by climbing over the fence, it is unclear how he was able to get inside the house itself, as there were no broken windows or other signs of forced entry.
Police later took the man into custody, and he was booked for residential burglary.
Though the intruder is definitely not the owner of the Los Angeles mansion, it is currently listed for sale for a whopping $15 million.
Von D is apparently more than ready to kiss L.A. life goodbye. She put the lavish property — once featured in the 2003 comedy Cheaper by the Dozen — on the market in January.
The gorgeous Victorian home has a massive living space of 12,565 sq. feet and features thirteen bedrooms, ten bathrooms, a library, as well as a pool and spa.
As OK! reported last October, the former makeup line owner has decided to trade life in Southern California to move into a historic Indiana mansion.
"We recently purchased a beautiful home on a bit of land in rural Indiana," she said at the time, "and the more time we spend out there we realize we feel more at home there than we do here in LA."