Updated: January 29, 2013 2:22 PM | By The Associated Press, thecanadianpress.com

Man detained by Taye Diggs charged with burglary

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Prosecutors say a man who was detained by Taye Diggs after the actor found him at his home has been charged with felony burglary.


Man detained by Taye Diggs charged with burglary

FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 file photo, American actor Taye Diggs poses for a portrait, in New York. Los Angeles prosecutors charged a 20-year-old man with felony residential burglary on Tuesday Jan. 29, 2013, two days after Diggs detained Hassan Omar Juma after returning from the Screen Actors Guild Awards and finding the man in his garage. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP, File)

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Prosecutors say a man who was detained by Taye Diggs after the actor found him at his home has been charged with felony burglary.

Hassan Omar Juma faces up to six years in prison if he is convicted and is scheduled to be arraigned in a Los Angeles courtroom Wednesday afternoon.

Diggs detained the 20-year-old after he and his wife found him in their garage on Sunday night. The "Private Practice" star was returning from the Screen Actors Guild Awards, where he was a presenter.

Juma was charged Wednesday with first-degree felony residential burglary. He's jailed in lieu of $50,000 bail.

Police say Diggs caught Juma after chasing him and neither man was hurt in the incident.

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