AceShowbiz - William Daniels proves he is still as sharp as his "Boy Meets World" character, George Feeny. The 91-year-old actor captured news headlines after he thwarted a burglary attempt at his home in San Fernando Valley, California shortly before 9:30 P.M. on Saturday, 27 October.
The actor, who is also known for his role as Dr. Mark Craig on "St. Elsewhere", was at home with his 89-year-old wife Bonnie Bartlett when the incident took place. A spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department detailed that a trespasser tried to force open a back door of his house. Hearing the ruckus, he was quick to turn on the lights on his property which scared off the intruder.
Also confirming the incident was William's publicist Sharon Ellman. "Luckily, Mr. Daniels was able to frighten away the person and the LAPD quickly responded," the representative told ABC7. Through the statement, Sharon also assured that both William and his wife are doing fine, adding that he "thanks all his fans for their concern."
Soon after the news of the incident broke out, some of William's co-stars from "Boy Meets World" shared their thoughts on Twitter. Will Friedle, who played Eric Matthews on the sitcom, retweeted the headline with a note, "Don't ever mess with Mr. Feeny! #LoveYouBillAndBonnie." Meanwhile, Danielle Fishel, who starred as Topanga Lawrence-Matthews, wrote, "Weird detail no one's reporting, as the burglar ran away he yelled, 'Dream! Try! Do Good!' "
Many Hollywood stars have recently been targeted in a series of burglaries. Rihanna, Christina Milian, French Montana, "This Is Us" actress Chrissy Metz and "Crazy Rich Asians" star Constance Wu were among those whose Los Angeles homes had been raided. Four suspects have previously been arrested, and LAPD investigators didn't think the break-in at William's house was related to the high-profile crimes.