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The rich and famous in Los Angeles are now reportedly turning to private security in search of safety as crime and violence in the city continue to increase.

As Yahoo News reports:

“We’ve been getting calls left and right from Beverly Hills, Calabasas, Woodland Hills — all these nice high-premiere areas, nice neighborhoods. Individuals that say, ‘Can I get a security guard to stay overnight from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. just to make sure they’re parked in my driveway in a marked vehicle to deter trespassers and burglars?’” Ray Nomair, CEO of Los Angeles-based OnGuard Inc., told TheWrap.

Nomair noted his security agency has been busier than usual following a spate of well-publicized home invasion robberies and burglaries in recent months, including the shocking murder of Jacqueline Avant, the wife of music mogul Clarence Avant and a pillar of the Los Angeles philanthropic community who was gunned down by an intruder in her Beverly Hills home last month.

A string of celebrities have become victims of home invasions. The Hidden Hills home of “Full House” actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, was broken into earlier this month while the couple was away, with a million dollars in jewelry reportedly taken. “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Dorit Kemsley was held up at gunpoint and robbed at her Encino home in October 2021. And hip-hop mogul Dr. Dre’s Brentwood home was targeted in an attempted burglary in January 2021, while the rapper was hospitalized.

Between the pandemic, the growing homelessness crisis and breathless news coverage of high-profile crimes, he said people are scared and feel that local police departments are “overtasked.” “There’s no more proactive policing. They just don’t have the time or money for it,” Chandler said. “You have to hire private security if you want to protect yourself or protect your property.”

Los Angeles, along with many other U.S. cities saw massive jump in murders and shootings in 2020 and 2021.


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M Tupps
M Tupps
5 months ago

But I thought all these people had walls and security guards with guns, they don’t want anybody else to have guns to protect themselves. Why don’t they practice what they preach? And look who they keep voting for. LOL

bug D
bug D
5 months ago

Enjoy why you have created dumbshits……..

bug D
bug D
5 months ago
Reply to  bug D

what….you have created

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
5 months ago

Annie Get Your Gun
Pass the Ammo
Death Wish time
Magnum Force