Foxx forces intruder out of Philly hotel room

April 2, 2009 8:41:14 PM PDT
Police say actor Jamie Foxx had to physically struggle with a 49-year-old man who shoved his way into his Philadelphia hotel room.It began back on March 20th.

Foxx was in Philadelphia filming the movie "Law Abiding Citizen." Foxx's publicist says everything went well during filming, until the end.

Philadelphia Police investigators say a man, 49-year-old William Brown, knocked on the door of Foxx's penthouse suite at the AKA Hotel in Rittenhouse Square, claiming to be Beyonce's music producer.

Foxx opened the door, and authorities say Brown tried to push his way into the room.

The actor told police he had to struggle to get Brown out of his room before he could call the front desk.

A security officer found Brown lurking on the penthouse floor, and escorted him out of the building, and told him not to return.

Foxx, shaken but unharmed, went on to continue the filming of the movie.

On March 22nd, police say Brown was seen at the hotel again, trying to get on the elevator. When confronted by security, Brown allegedly told them he was going up to see someone.

But, security officers recognized him and kicked him out, again telling Brown never to return.

On Tuesday of this week, Jamie Foxx's security team noticed Brown again entering the AKA Hotel. They confronted Brown, and called police.

Brown tried to get away, but was arrested.

Filming wrapped up earlier this week, and Foxx is now back in Los Angeles.

RELATED: Jamie Foxx visits Philly. Erin O'Hearn reports.

Brown was arrested for burglary, criminal threats, stalking, false imprisonment and harassment. Brown originally told police his name was Steven Taliver.

Action News has learned Taliver has been known to use a number of aliases to commit crimes. He has been arrested numerous times in Philadelphia and New Jersey for various crimes; one time trying to buy a brand new Cadillac posing as a Walt Disney executive.

He is now behind bars in lieu of $250,000 bail on charges of stalking, false impersonating, criminal trespass, harassment, and burglary.

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