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Tom Cruise prefers no charges against neighbor, lawyer says

October 30, 2012 |  2:16 pm

Tom Cruise

Prosecutors will have the final call whether to charge a neighbor of Tom Cruise with trespassing after he allegedly climbed a fence at the actor's Beverly Hills home.

But a lawyer for Cruise said Tuesday that the actor doesn't necessarily think the circumstances warrant charges.

“Tom would ordinarily be very protective of his home and family,” said attorney Bert Fields. “This guy’s conduct was way out of line, and the decision is really one for the police and prosecutor; but under the circumstances, Tom would not be inclined to press charges.”

Officials with the Los Angeles district attorney's office said Tuesday that they had not yet been presented with a case. Beverly Hills police did not immediately say when they might bring a case to prosecutors.

Beverly Hills police said Jason Sullivan, 41, of Beverly Hills, was intoxicated and may have tried to enter Cruise's property on Calle Vista Drive around 9:30 p.m. Sunday by mistake.

The suspect was detained by a security officer at Cruise's home after he was seen climbing a fence to gain access to the property.

He was arrested and taken to a local hospital for examination after being subdued with a stun gun.


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Photo: Tom Cruise: Credit: Evan Agostini / Invision / Associated Press