DeRozan confirms report about confronting home intruder

SAN ANTONIO – Spurs star DeMar DeRozan on Saturday confirmed a report that he chased an intruder out of his Los Angeles-area home last month.

Citing sources, TMZ Sports reported a man broke into DeRozan’s home Nov. 19 and made his way into an area of the house that included one of DeRozan’s children.

Upon hearing what TMZ Sports described as a “commotion,” DeRozan raced to the area, where he came “face-to-face” with the intruder. Law enforcement sources said DeRozan then “chased the man out of his house,” TMZ Sports reported.

Asked during a Zoom interview hosted by the Spurs if he and his family were OK, DeRozan said, “Yeah, everything is good. I grew up in Compton, California. I’ve been through worse.”

TMZ Sports reported its law enforcement sources said the intruder fled the area before returning a short time later to DeRozan’s gated community, where he was stopped by security who called the police.

The suspect told police DeRozan’s home was not his intended target, that he had been trying to get into Kylie Jenner’s home but made a mistake, TMZ Sports reported.

According to court records, the man was arrested, charged with burglary and hit with a restraining order prohibiting him from getting “anywhere close” to the homes of DeRozan and Jenner, TMZ Sports reported.

DeRozan also discussed his decision to exercise his $27.7 million player option to remain with the Spurs for this season.

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