Sandra Bullock’s Stalker Breaks into Her Home

Sandra Bullock's stalker
Sandra Bullock encountered a stalker who broke into her Los Angeles home.

Sandra Bullock is accustomed to being in the news for her exceptional acting performances in movies such as “The Blind Side,” and the sci-fi thriller, “Gravity.” However, a recent incident at Bullock’s home in Los Angeles landed her on the front page of media sites for reasons she would prefer to avoid. Sandra Bullock’s stalker broke into her home.

Sandra Bullock’s Stalker

Bullock was the victim of a stalking incident when a strange man managed to access her property and home. On the morning of June 8, 2014, at approximately 6:30 AM, Bullock was asleep in her bedroom on the house’s second floor.

She woke up when she heard strange noises coming from the exercise room. The exercise room is on the third floor of her house. She got out of bed and went to determine the source of the noise. When she walked into the workout room, she saw a man wearing a sweatshirt and pants (perhaps he was there to work out?). Bullock immediately ran out of the room and locked the door to the room. Then, she called the Los Angeles police department.

LAPD Arrests Sandra Bullock’s Stalker

It took only minutes for the LAPD to arrive and apprehend the intruder. The stalker was 39-year-old Joshua James Corbett. Upon apprehending Corbett, law enforcement officials found numerous photos of Bullock in his possession. In addition, he had a letter describing himself as her husband and a weapon permit.

Upon inspecting Corbett’s home, authorities found several illegally obtained weapons. As a result, the police filed 19 felony charges against the stalker.

In addition, the police found several letters addressed to the actress. The letters professed his love for her and her young child. Also, he revealed that he was present at the American Film Institute gala. The gala was just three days before the incident.

Authorities also found that Corbett rented a hangar at the Bob Hope Airport, where he had a small aircraft. However, the lease on the hangar was due to expire soon, and Corbett had recently received eviction notices.

In addition, since the incident, investigators determined that Corbett managed to evade the security measures at Bullock’s residence. He did so by scaling two gates and forcing his way through a glass door in the house’s sunroom. It is still not sure how long Corbett was on the property.

Also, the stalker revealed to the authorities that he had no intention of harming the actress. He intended to expose the inadequacies of her property’s security system. It seems he accomplished that. Unfortunately, he also exposed the inadequacies of his understanding of the law.

In 2015, Corbett was sentenced to five years of probation. Plus, he was ordered to get treatment at a mental health facility.

In 2018, police were attempting to serve an arrest warrant on Corbett. However, he refused to open the door and barricaded himself inside his residence. After a five-hour stand-off with police, a SWAT team stormed the house. Corbett was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Corbett Commits Suicide

Joshua James Corbett took his own life during a standoff with Los Angeles police. Corbett’s lawyer, Steve Sitkoff, revealed that he had missed a recent court date and barricaded himself when officers attempted to serve an arrest warrant. Corbett, suffering from mental health issues, was scheduled for a progress report related to his probation in the stalking case. SWAT teams were called after he threatened to harm the police. His body was discovered about five hours later, and his death was ruled a suicide. Corbett had pleaded no contest to stalking and burglary charges and was sentenced to mental health treatment and probation, along with a 10-year restraining order against Bullock. All weapons charges were dropped despite illegal weapons being found at his residence. Corbett’s father had reported his son’s recent struggles with mental health.

Other Celebrity Stalking Incidents

This is certainly not the only celebrity stalking incident to hit the news recently. In addition to Sandra Bullock’s stalker, some celebrities, including Selena Gomez, Halle Berry, and Shawn Johnson, had similar incidents. Also, former American Idol contestant Scott McCreery was a victim of a stalking and break-in incident.

Earlier in the year, Selena Gomez’s lawyer released a statement condemning the intrusive media coverage celebrities must endure. He stated that it was the primary cause of the development of these obsessive psychological conditions. The lawyer also made a plea to criminal prosecutors to take stronger actions against such offenders in the future. While the media continue to debate the incident, Bullock has yet to release an official statement.

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If you have any questions about Sandra Bullock’s stalker, please comment below. Also, get the scoop on more celebrity drama. Check out more Celebrity Investigations. Also, read this List of Tips for Dealing with a Stalker.

Michael Kissiah is the owner of Brandy Lane Publishing, LLC, which owns and operates a small portfolio of websites, including Michael created more than 20 years ago after working as a private investigator in the state of Florida. Since that time, he has become an expert at how to find information online and has written over 1000 articles on topics related to the investigation industry. In addition, he is the author of the "Private Investigator Licensing Handbook", available at


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