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Man subdued by LL Cool J after breaking into rapper's home facing life in prison

Rapper and television actor LL Cool J poses backstage after introducing the Beastie Boys at the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio in this April 14, 2012 file photo.REUTERS

A homeless man was charged Thursday with burglary for allegedly breaking into the California home of LL Cool J, where the actor-rapper subdued him.

Jonathan Kirby was charged with first-degree burglary with a person present and faces a maximum of 38 years to life in prison if convicted. Prosecutors are asking bail be set at $1.1 million.

No arraignment date has been set and it wasn't immediately known if Kirby, 56, has retained an attorney.

Kirby remains in a hospital with a broken nose, jaw and ribs after the early Wednesday altercation with the "NCIS: Los Angeles" actor, authorities said. LL Cool J held Kirby until police arrived and wasn't injured.

Kirby has a criminal record, including convictions for voluntary manslaughter in Dallas nearly 25 years ago, along with burglary and petty theft.

LL Cool J, born James Smith, has had musical hits such as "Mama Said Knock You Out" and "I'm Bad," and has starred in films including "Any Given Sunday."

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