Mr. Feeny from 'Boy Meets World' saves the day after successfully stopping burglary at home
William Daniels, best known for portraying Mr. Feeny in the iconic '90s sitcom 'Boy Meets World', found himself fending off a would-be robber from his home Saturday night.
Hollywood star William Daniels of 'Boy Meets World' fame in which he played Mr. Feeny became a real-life hero over the weekend when he was able to stop an attempted burglary from taking place at his residence.
Daniels, who is 91 years old, was with his wife Bonnie Bartlett at their San Fernando Valley home on Saturday night when a thug tried to kick in the back door at 9.20 pm, TMZ reports. The intruder was forced to flee the property when Daniels quickly responded and turned on the lights, scaring him away. The actor then quickly called the authorities, who expeditiously arrived at the residence.
Thankfully, nobody was harmed in this incident. Speaking to People, a publicist for the actor said: “Someone tried to break in to the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Daniels on Saturday evening. Luckily, Mr. Daniels was able to frighten away the person and the LAPD quickly responded. They are both well. Mr. Daniels thanks all his fans for their concern.”
Law enforcement authorities believe the attempted burglary was a random act despite a recent surge of burglaries in the area targeting celebrities, and said that Daniels was not individually targeted, according to TMZ.
When reached by People, a spokesperson for the LAPD said they had no further information pertaining to the incident.
Daniels is best known for his iconic role as a teacher for all seven seasons of the ABC sitcom, which aired from 1993 to 2000. Other than this, he's critically acclaimed for his role as Mark Craig in NBC’s medical drama St. Elsewhere, in which his stellar performances won him two Emmy awards.
Will Friedle, who played Eric Matthews, a supporting character, congratulated his teacher and neighbor on the thwarted burglary on Twitter.
“Don’t ever mess with Mr. Feeny!” he wrote.