January 11, 2008 / 4:59 AM / 10 years ago

Nicolas Cage's naked intruder sentenced to rehab

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A naked intruder who broke into actor Nicolas Cage’s waterfront home near Los Angeles last year has been ordered to undergo six months of drug rehabilitation, officials said on Thursday.

Robert Dennis Furo Jr., 46, pleaded guilty to one count of felony stalking during an appearance at Orange County Superior Court in Santa Ana, 34 miles south of Los Angeles. Two other charges were dropped, and he was given credit for time served.

Furo entered Cage’s home in the upscale community of Newport Beach on October 1, while the “National Treasure” star and his family were there.

He took off his clothes and put on Cage’s leather jacket. The actor confronted him, asked him to remove the jacket, escorted him outside, and called a security guard.

Furo’s lawyer, Jack Kayajanian, said his client was in a stupor caused by sleeping pills and the prescription pain killer Vicodin.

Reporting by Dean Goodman

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