Last June, Sandra Bullock went through a harrowing ordeal when a stalker scaled a fence and broke into her home while she was there. Bullock came face to face with the man outside her bedroom and she then quickly shut and locked the door, hiding in a closet and calling 911. (It’s unclear whether Sandra’s young son, Louis, now five, was home at the time. Sources told US Magazine that Louis was with a nanny.) Police arrested the man, Joshua Corbett, who was carrying a notebook with photos of Bullock and a letter he had written for her, in which he claimed he was her husband. Law enforcement later obtained a search warrant for Corbett’s residence and found multiple assault weapons, including six machine guns. Corbett was charged with 19 felony counts for weapons possession along with burglary and stalking.
As part of Corbett’s preliminary hearing yesterday, Bullock’s 911 call was played in court. (You can listen to different segments of the recording below.) You can hear the fear in her voice as she tells the 911 operator that she’s had a break in, that she’s hiding in her closet, that someone was banging on her bedroom door, and that she saw the man go up to her attic.
Here’s some of what she said in the call, thanks to US Magazine:
The preliminary hearing of Sandra Bullock’s alleged stalker Joshua Corbett is underway, and new details are emerging about the night that Corbett broke into Bullock’s home.
Last June, the Gravity actress, 50, was in her Bel Air, Calif. house when she began to hear odd noises. In a tape of Bullock’s 911 call from the evening, the star can be heard telling dispatchers that she thought the sound was the “wind blowing.”
The 911 call, which was played during Corbett’s hearing on Thursday, paints a scary picture of just what happened that summer night.
“Someone’s broken into my house,” a fearful Bullock can be heard telling the police. “I’m hiding in the closet.”
When asked by a dispatcher if the intruder was still in the house, Bullock breathlessly added, “Yes, yes they are. I just saw them walk up into the attic… It was a man. I’m locked in my closet. I have a safe door in my bedroom. I’ve locked it and I’m locked in the closet right now.”
TMZ reports that Corbett plead not guilty to the charges against him and that bail was set at $2.2 million. This wasn’t Sandra’s first run in with an obsessed, mentally unstable person. She’s had multiple restraining orders against two other stalkers, including a woman who tried to run over her then-husband, Jesse James, with her car in 2007 and a man who stalked her for years, starting in 2003 and again in 2010 after he was released from a seven year stay in a mental institution. Sandra increased her security around 2010 when that other stalker returned, and that may have been when she had the safe door installed in her bedroom. I hope she’s ok and that she has some peace of mind now that this guy is about to stand trial. That had to have been so scary to deal with.
Here are some excerpts from the 911 call. US Magazine and TMZ had different segments so I’m including both below.
Here’s a photo of a guy assumed to be a bodyguard outside Sandra Bullock’s home. This photo is from December and the photo agency Fame reports that “Sandra has installed a higher fence and cameras around her property and has gotten a German Shepard dog.” Her new dog is beautiful! He must be a fierce guard dog too.
Photo credit: FameFlynet and Getty Images