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Eminem comes face to face with intruder who broke into his home

(L-R): Eminem and suspected intruder Matthew David Hughes. Getty Images/Macomb County Sheriff's Office

Eminem caught an intruder who broke into his Detroit home in the middle of the night by smashing a window with a brick paver last month, according to police.

A man threw a brick paver through the back window of Eminem’s home to get inside, the Macomb County Sheriff office said.

Police said the break-in happened around 4 a.m. on April 5.

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The Lose Yourself rapper, who has 24-hour security on his property in a Clinton Township gated community, was home at the time of the break-in and authorities say security was alerted when the intruder got inside.

Clinton Township police were called once security had detained the suspect.

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Matthew David Hughes, 27, is charged with first-degree home invasion and malicious destruction of a building. He was arraigned and sent to the Macomb County Jail, where he is being held on a US$50,000 bond.

TMZ, which broke the story, said Eminem was sleeping at the time but woke up when his alarm went off and found the suspect in his living room.

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Eminem recently celebrated 12 years of sobriety on April 20.

The 47-year-old shared the achievement to his social media channels and attached a picture of his newest sobriety coin, which is blue, silver and black and has the number 12 engraved in the middle of it.

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Around the token read the words “unity,” “recovery” and “service,” with the phrase “one day at a time” written at the top.

He captioned the post, “Clean dozen, in the books! I’m not afraid.”

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—With files from Global News’ Adam Wallis

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