Man arrested for breaking into 50 Cent's sprawling mansion

FARMINGTON, Conn.  — Authorities say they have arrested a suspected burglar at rapper 50 Cent's mansion in Connecticut.

Farmington police say the suspect set off an entry alarm Tuesday at the 50,000-square-foot home that alerted private security. Police responded and found the man on the 18-acre estate about 10 miles west of Hartford.

50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson III, wasn't home at the time.

Police charged 34-year-old Elwin Joyce of Windsor, Conn., with burglary, trespassing and other crimes. It's not clear if Joyce has a lawyer who could respond to the allegations.

The rapper bought the mansion from boxer Mike Tyson for about $4 million in 2003. It's now on the market for just under $6 million.

The rapper, who burst onto the music scene in 2003 with his debut album, Get Rich or Die Tryin, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in April 2015, listing debts of $36 million and assets of less than $20 million.

At the time, Jackson's Instagram page was packed with photos of him flaunting his wealth. And only months before, Forbes listed him as one the richest rappers in the land.

In February, a federal judge in Hartford, Conn., discharged his bankruptcy case after he paid more than $22 million.

Jackson's lawyers said he paid off his five-year bankruptcy reorganization plan early with $8.7 million of his own money and $13.65 million he received in a recent settlement of a legal malpractice lawsuit against other attorneys.

© 2017 Associated Press


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