They say two’s company and three’s a crowd, but in this case, it was a felony. That’s what happened when Suzanne Somers was taking part in a Facebook Live with fans when a naked man sneaked into her home.
Somers, 74, originally said she wasn’t alarmed when she first heard someone walk into her home early last month because she was expecting friends for dinner. But dinner companions who are an hour early usually call ahead and wear pants. The Three’s Company and Step by Step actress caught the entire interaction on camera.
Ironically, him being nearly naked was a good thing, she told EXTRA.
“Total stranger in my house,” she told the outlet. “Luckily for him, he was essentially naked. So I could see he wasn’t carrying a weapon. He had a little bikini something and flip-flops. I live in the mountains. How did you get there? I don’t know. He didn’t know how he got there. I asked him his name. He told me his name. The guy’s clearly high. And anybody high hiking in [the] pitch black freezing cold – I had on a black turtleneck dress – there’s something wrong with them.”
In the unedited video, the man tells Somers his name is Aaron Carpenter and he had taken to their home by a friend because he had a gift for them, Deadline reported. Somers politely declines and tells the man that he needs to leave. The entire ordeal lasts a little more than two minutes.
Somers’ husband, producer Alan Hamel, drove the man to the front gate of their property in a golf cart where police were waiting. A viewer called the police, Somers said.
Suzanne Somers Keeps Her Cool Throughout Video
Oddly, the most shocking part of the video isn’t the break-in. It’s Suzanne Somer’s calm demeanor and composure. She never raises her voice or shows any fear. She speaks firmly but not harsh. She’s polite but not subservient.
Unfortunately, this is a skill she learned through years of living with a violent, alcoholic father, she told Heather Dubrow’s World podcast, Fox News said.
“We spent more nights hiding in a locked closet than sleeping in our own bed,” she admitted. “And I was the kid in the family at five years old who thought straight, who got us in the closet, who didn’t fall apart, who kept everybody quiet. I handled it. I handled it because I learned how to operate in a crisis.”