Last week, Hilary Duff and her 5-year-old son Luca flew to her ex-husband’s homeland of Canada to spend some time swimming in our lakes, drinking our super-strong beer, and driving into town and witnessing at least three Canadian Standoffs. Little did she know while she was rockin’ the dock up north, TMZ says that back in Los Angeles, a burglar was ransacking her house.
Hilary’s house was allegedly hit late last Wednesday night. Sources tell TMZ that someone broke through a door, sniffed around inside and eventually found where Hilary hides the good stuff. Apparently Hilary’s home alarm never went off. The thief reportedly left with hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of jewelry. It sounds like the burglar failed to make off with what I assume are Hilary’s most precious items: her collection of Lizzie McGuire-era foam platform sandals. But that’s probably because they’re securely located in a steel-doored vault beneath her house.
E! News received a statement about the robbery from Hilary’s rep yesterday:
“This is a scary and upsetting situation for anyone to go through, but Hilary is thankful that her family, her staff, her home and her pets are all safe. That said, she has a significant security team in place that will work with the authorities on this incident and handle security measures moving forward.”
Hilary is the latest in a growing list of famous people to be robbed. And much like others before her, the thief possibly did some robbery research by scoping out her social media. Hilary made it known quite a few times on Instagram that she definitely wasn’t at home last week.
I’m not famous and I have absolutely nothing worth stealing. But I am very paranoid, and this is why I never let anyone know when I’m going on vacation. Whenever I leave for a trip, I shout “Be right back, just going to get my suitcase fumigated for bugs!” loud enough so my neighbors can hear.
And if I was famous, I would be doing the opposite of Hilary. Sure, I’d still be posting every day on Instagram, but it wouldn’t be vacation pics. It would be boring shots of me doing chores around my house that I took before I left to throw potential burglars off. “Just spending a relaxing afternoon at home bleaching the bathroom grout while my security guard throws a security guard reunion in my backyard.”