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Man Tasered at Tom Cruise home was intoxicated neighbor, police say

The man Tasered by a security guard after allegedly trying to break into actor Tom Cruise's Beverly Hills home was actually a neighbor who police said was intoxicated and may have tried to enter the property by mistake.

Beverly Hills police said Jason Sullivan, 41, of Beverly Hills, was arrested on suspicion of trespassing just after 9:35 p.m. at Cruise's Calle Vista Drive home.

"Upon arrival, officers contacted a lone male suspect who was attempting to leave the location. The suspect had been previously detained by a security officer, who was on duty at the residence and had observed the suspect climbing a fence to gain access to the property," the Police Department said in a statement.

The department later said Sullivan "was intoxicated at the time of the incident and may have confused himself and entered the wrong property."

Sullivan was taken to a local hospital for examination after being shocked with the stun gun, police said. His condition was not known.

Neither Cruise nor his family were home at the time.

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