Film star Keanu Reeves had yet another obsessed female fan break into his Hollywood Hills’ home recently. The second break-in took place at Reeves’ residence on Sept. 14, just two days following the first female home invader, according to a Sept. 24 report from The Daily News.
Whereas the first female intruder was found just casually lounging in Reeve’s home library, the second woman got naked, took a shower inside his home and went skinny-dipping in the star’s swimming pool. “Both women were taken for mental evaluations after exhibiting ‘erratic behavior’ when police were called.”
In the first incident, TMZ reported that Reeves went to bed without setting his home security alarm and was awakened by sounds coming from the library in his home after he went to the sleep. In the second incident, another woman got into his home by simply letting herself in through an unlocked door. There appears to be a pattern here of lapses in the star’s home security measures.
Reeves wasn’t home when the second intruder made herself at home; but his cleaning was inside the house hard at work. The cleaning crew actually deserves a little credit for the home breach as they were the ones who left his front gate open when they arrived. After a while, they grew suspicious of the woman’s presence and activities and called “The Matrix” star who contacted authorities.
While many stars try to safeguard their privacy as much as possible for security’s sake, Reeves’ home address isn’t much of a secret, according to The Daily News. In fact, his home is a “regular site on Hollywood tourist bus tours.”
Keanu lives in an area in the Hollywood Hills tour bus drivers call “Hunk Alley.” Leo DiCaprio is his neighbor. Tobey Maguire used to live next door to Keanu. The drivers call out Keanu’s house — which is built like a fort, so it’s just amazing someone broke in.
While Reeves’ recent home invasions were handled calmly and ended without incident, some celebrity stalking cases did not end so well. Twenty-two year old actress Rebecca Schaeffer who was just getting her start in Hollywood co-starring in TV’s “My Sister Sam” “with Pam Dawber of “Mork and Mindy” fame, was shot and killed in the doorway of her apartment by an obsessed fan in July 1989.
It was Schaeffer’s tragic and senseless murder that helped shape today’s anti-stalking laws, according to Fox News. In 2007, the man convicted of Schaeffer’s murder, Robert Bardo, was stabbed 11 times while in prison. Bardo survived the prison stabbings.