August 24, 2012 06:13:00 GMT
Jonathan Kirk faces a maximum of 38 years in prison if he's convicted of burglary for breaking into LL Cool J's house in Los Angels.
The man who broke into LL Cool J's home in Sherman Oaks, California was charged on Thursday, August 23. Jonathan Kirby, 56, was slapped with first-degree burglary with a person present. If convicted, he could face up to 38 years to life in jail.
Prosecutors are asking bail for Kirby be set at $1.1 million. The homeless man currently stays in hospital to nurse a broken nose, jaw and ribs after taken down by Cool J and held until the LAPD arrived at the scene. No arraignment date has been set.
Kirby sneaked into Cool J's house at 2 in the morning when the family was sleeping. The rapper sprang into action when his home security alarm went off and "physically detained" the intruder once he came face to face with the culprit.
Cool J himself was not injured, and nothing was stolen from the house.