Magic Johnson’s daughter escapes unharmed from home invasion
Armed robbers broke into a home where Magic Johnson’s daughter was staying with nine others in an Airbnb rental, but she managed to escape, TMZ reports.
On Sunday, Elisa Johnson, 23, got away unharmed from burglars who entered the home and robbed the residents staying there out of thousands of dollars’ worth of jewelry and cash.
Johnson was able to escape through a back sliding glass door, according to reports and ran to a neighbor’s home where police were called.
It was also reported that the two armed assailants held the other nine people in the home at gunpoint, but no one was harmed.
The thieves got away with all the goods and which reportedly amounted to $30k to $40k.
“There have been over 400 million guest arrivals in Airbnb listings and negative incidents are extremely rare,” a spokesperson for the company said in a statement to the Daily News.
“We are urgently investigating this incident and are reaching out to our community members and local law enforcement to better understand what happened.”
Johnson has appeared on “Rich Kids of Beverly Hills” and her brother EJ’s spinoff, “EJNYC.” Elisa was adopted by Magic and Cookie Johnson in 1995.
Airbnb Home invasions on the rise
While the concept is great, allowing people in the comfort of another person’s home instead of a stuffy hotel, Airbnb rentals are proving to be the safest places to lay your head. Last month, a couple’s Airbnb nightmare nearly turned violent when the host jumped through a glass window and startled them.
A couple lounging in the Airbnb home they rented in Los Angeles while on vacation had a wild night when their host bust through a glass window like Spiderman causing them to run and take cover.
Jaleesa Jackson and Chiedozie Uwandu traveled from Boston to LA and rented a small guesthouse they found on Airbnb. The couple was impressed by the listing and were even pleasantly surprised when they arrived and met with a bottle of wine chilling for them and a note from the “super host” JJ, the Boston Globe reports.
It seemed like the perfect getaway for the medical residents both studying anesthesiology, that is until their trip took a turn for the worst when the host jumped through a window and the guests had to barricade themselves in the kitchen with a knife.
Thinking that they were being robbed, Uwandu, jumped on the host JJ and pinned him down with his knee. JJ then demanded that the couple pay “cleaning fees.”
JJ broke free and Uwandu and Jackson realized that the suspected burglar was actually the host who had rented the home to them. They called 911 to report that the host had attacked them.