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Man Arrested For Allegedly Trespassing, Throwing Brick At 'Friends' Star David Schwimmer’s NYC Home

Eric Rosa was arrested Sunday for trespassing and possession of a weapon.

By Sharon Lynn Pruitt
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A man was arrested over the weekend after allegedly throwing a brick into actor David Schwimmer’s Manhattan home.

Eric Rosa was taken into custody after midnight on Sunday and was charged with trespassing and possession of a weapon, NBC New York reports. Police allege that Rosa threw a brick into Schwimmer’s back door, but it is unclear what he was intending to do, according to the outlet. Ultimately, he reportedly was not able to make his way inside the former “Friends” star’s East Village townhome.

Rosa, 29, allegedly climbed up a ledge that connected Schwimmer’s house to a neighboring residence, and then fell from the ledge, landing in Schwimmer’s backyard, TMZ reports, citing anonymous law enforcement sources. Authorities have reportedly theorized that Rosa was intoxicated at the time of the incident, causing him to lose his balance; they say that he used a brick to break Schwimmer’s window in a possible effort to find someone to help him, according to TMZ’s sources.

Schwimmer, 52, has not commented publicly on the incident. Police have said that they do not know if Schwimmer or anyone else was present at the home at the time of the incident, NBC New York reports.

However, TMZ reports that someone was inside Schwimmer’s six-story home at the time of the alleged brick-throwing incident, and it was that unnamed person who alerted the authorities after hearing the disturbance outside. Schwimmer was not present, according to the outlet.

When officers responded to the scene, Rosa still had a brick in his hand, an unnamed police source told Page Six. 

Rosa had previously been charged in 2014 with grand larceny, according to NBC New York.

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