Rapper Eminem caught an alleged intruder who broke into his Michigan home earlier this month — restraining him until he could be taken in custody.
Matthew David Hughes, 27, allegedly threw a paving stone through a glass-plated kitchen door located in the rear of Eminem's Clinton Township house on April 5, the Detroit Free Press reports. The suspect then apparently dodged a security team before making his way into the rapper’s home, which is located in a gated community.
Eminem — born Marshall Mathers — woke up around 4 a.m. after his home alarm system went off. He allegedly found Hughes in his living room. The man was then “verbally and physically detained by Marshall, while security was alerted," an unnamed Eminem associate told the Free Press.
Clinton Township Police Captain Richard Maerle told the Free Press that Hughes was arrested without further incident.
"Security was alerted, came in, took him into custody, and nobody got hurt,” he said, adding that the rapper was “at his home in compliance with the governor's stay-home, stay-safe order.”
Hughes has been charged with first-degree home invasion and malicious destruction of a building. He's being held on a $50,000 bond, according to online court records. He is due to appear in court June 29 for a competency hearing. If he is convicted, he could face up to 20 years in prison. It’s unclear if Hughes has an attorney who can speak on his behalf.
Eminem’s song "Bad Guy” — a sequel to his 2000 hit “Stan” — contains a somewhat similar plot to the break-in, The Detroit News pointed out. In it, an obsessive man, also named Matthew, breaks in to Eminem's home with murderous intentions. It was featured on the rapper's 2013 album "The Marshall Mathers 2 LP."
It's not clear what Hughes' motive was in the alleged break-in.
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