Do NOT mess with the Duff.
A thief’s attempts to rob the Beverly Hills home of Hilary Duff and her boyfriend Matthew Koma were squandered by the couple after they reportedly managed to “scare” him away!
According to TMZ, the actress and musician were at home in their kitchen on Tuesday night at around 8:30 p.m when they “noticed a man lurking around their backyard.”
The parents reportedly managed to scare away the intruder before calling the police. When officials showed up to conduct a perimeter check, they discovered a window screen had been removed.
A source told the outlet that police have dispatched extra patrols around the area and are continuing to search for the intruder, who is still “on the loose.”
Though the would-be burglar never made it inside the house, the removal of the screen suggests he was certainly planning on entering at some point. So, it’s a good thing the couple snapped into action — especially since isn’t the first time the former Disney darling’s home has been targeted.
In July 2017, burglars realized Hilary was away when they saw her posting about a family vacation on social media. They broke into her home and stole about six-figures worth of jewelry, leaving the Lizzie McGuire star “shaken” by the incident.
But this time around, the mother-of-two was home — and she was apparently ready to defend it!
The couple were most likely with their four-month-old baby daughter Banks and Hilary’s 7-year-old son Luca, so it’s not surprising to hear they were in full protection mode. It’s not clear exactly how they managed to scare off the intruder, but we assume it played out something like this:
The actress doesn’t even appear to be all that bothered by the incident. The next day, she was spotted in Studio City, Los Angeles getting an iced coffee with her sister Haylie Duff, looking relaxed and without a care in the world.
We guess the 31-year-old is just too busy to lose sleep over another break-in attempt. In recent weeks, Duff has been splitting her time between El Lay and New York while filming the sixth season of her comedy Younger.
She also has a new movie coming out where she plays Sharon Tate, Hollywood actress and Charles Manson‘s most famous victim. Duff plays the titular character in The Haunting of Sharon Tate, which puts a home invasion spin on the actress’ murder.
The thriller hasn’t been released yet, but critics are already accusing it of exploiting a real life tragedy.
Clearly, Hil has much scarier enemies afoot than some pesky home intruder.
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