Ving Rhames says police held him at gunpoint at his home


“Mission: Impossible” star Ving Rhames says Los Angeles police once held him at gunpoint inside his own home after police said a neighbor called 911 to report that a “large black man was breaking into the house.”

The 59-year-old African-American actor, who is promoting the new sequel Mission: Impossible – Fallout, made his comments on The Clay Cane Show on Sirius XM Friday after being asked about racism.

He said that earlier this year he was watching ESPN in his home in Santa Monica one afternoon, wearing nothing but basketball shorts, when he heard a noise coming from his backyard. He thought the source of it was his two English bulldog puppies running around. Someone then knocked at his door.

“I get up, I open the door, there’s a red dot pointed at my face from a 9 millimeter,” he said. “And…

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