Actor Ving Rhames – who is starring in Mission: Impossible – Fallout – has revealed that the police once held him at gunpoint because his neighbour believed he was an intruder.
Discussing racism with Clay Cane on SiriusXM, Rhames spoke about an incident that happened last year while he was in his home in Santa Monica.
He began: “This happened this year. I am in my home, it was around 2:15 p.m. in the afternoon,” Rhames said. “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.”
Rhames said that when he opened the door there were several officers, one of which reportedly had a gun pointed at him, as well as the chief of police. “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,” Rhames says.
The chief of police recognised Rhames, and had the officers stand down. The officers revealed that a neighbour called 911 telling the police that a “large black man” had broken into Rhames’ home. When Rhames and the officers visited the neighbour they reportedly denied ever making a call, per Blavity.
Listen Ving Rhames describe his encounter with the police below via SiriusXM.
Rhames stars alongside Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson and Simon Pegg in Mission: Impossible – Fallout.
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Cruise is well-known for doing his own stunts. Earlier this year, the actor broke his foot whilst filming scenes for the latest Mission: Impossible – Fallout; footage of the break made it into the final cut of the film.
Mission: Impossible – Fallout is in cinemas now.