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Actor Ving Rhames Says Police Held Him At Gunpoint

Most people would recognize actor Ving Rhames on sight. He's been in enough movies to be recognized.

Except, apparently, his neighbor has NO idea who he is.

During a recent interview about his new movie, 'Mission Impossible: Fallout', Rhames told a story about how he once experienced racial his own home.

Apparently, back in July 2016, a neighbor had called 911 to report someone breaking into Rhames' Santa Monica home. 

Rhames was home watching TV when he heard some noise outside, so he went to the back door to check things out, figuring it was just his dogs. 

When he opened the door, he says there was 'a red dot pointed at my face from a 9 millimeter.'

As he was following officer's orders, suddenly one of them recognized him and the situation quickly de-escalated.

According to NBC News:

"The officers then told him that a female neighbor had called police to report "a large black man was breaking into the house."

The police then disclosed the neighbor's address and the actor, a sergeant and another police officer proceeded to the woman's house to confront her. She denied to them that she'd made any such call."

Um, lady, I'm pretty sure they have a record of the call...and perhaps you should maybe get to know your neighbors? 

Santa Monica police acknowledged the incident, but told NBC News that their officers do not carry laser-guided service weapons. 

Lt. Saul Rodriguez said:

"In our actions responding to what would be a residential burglary, holding a potential suspect at gunpoint would not be out of the normal." 

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