A woman will appear in court on Monday charged with breaking into the London home of British music mogul Simon Cowell.
Cowell, who owns the Syco label and judges British and U.S. television talent shows such as “The X Factor” and “Britain’s Got Talent”, found a brick-wielding woman in his mansion on Saturday night, his spokesman said.
“There was a loud bang and Simon rushed upstairs to find out what was going on,” spokesman Max Clifford told The Sun newspaper.
“It came from the bathroom so he went in and there was a woman standing there holding a brick,” added Clifford. “It was a very frightening experience for Simon, who told me it was like something from a horror movie.”
London’s Metropolitan Police said a 29-year-old woman had been charged with breaking into Cowell’s home.
Leanne Zaloumis, from south east London, was in custody on Monday ahead of her appearance at West London Magistrates’ Court.