Matthew David Hughes, 27, was arrested in April for breaking into Eminem’s home
A Ring doorbell camera outside the door of Eminem’s Detroit mansion captures the moment when Matthew David Hughes, 27, walks up and down in front of the rapper’s front door.
Moments later, Hughes reportedly broke into the multi-million dollar house and ended up in the superstar’s bedroom, standing over his bed, and threatening to kill him.
Hughes appeared in Macomb County Court on Wednesday, facing charges of first-degree home invasion and malicious destruction of property.
Video footage taken in April but released by the court this week shows Hughes walking quietly to the front door of the house before taking a closer look at the doorcam.
It ultimately gave the police a clear picture and positive identification of who they were looking for after the brutal burglary.
A Ring doorbell camera outside Eminem’s Detroit mansion captures the moment when Matthew David Hughes, 27, walks up and down in front of the rapper’s door
Video footage taken in April but released by the court this week shows Hughes calmly walking to the front door of the house before peeking inside the doorcam.
The images gave the police a clear picture and positive identification of who they were looking for after the brutal burglary
Hughes was arrested in April for breaking and entering the house.
Agent Adam Hackstock testified that Eminem, whose real name is Marshall Mathers, woke up to see someone standing over his bed.
“ When Mr. Mathers asked why he was there, he was told by Mr. Hughes that he was there to kill him, ” Hackstock said in the stands, according to the Detroit Free Press.
Hackstock said Eminem told him he escorted Hughes out of the house through a TV room, game room, and basketball court to an exit from the house.
Hughes, sitting on the right, appeared in court on Wednesday. He is charged with a first degree home invasion and malicious property destruction
Eminem (pictured above in 2018) confronted an intruder at his home in Detroit in April after the man slipped past the rapper’s security and smashed a window to gain access
When the officer arrived on the scene, he found Hughes struggling with a security guard outside the mansion, Hackstock said.
An investigation found that one of the house’s windows had been smashed with a stone, the officer said.
Clinton Township Detective Dan Quinn testified that Hughes was on the property from multiple angles of security footage for “ quite some time ” before climbing through the broken window.
Eminem is known for his 2000 song ‘Stan’, which tells the story of an overzealous fan turned stalker named Stanley ‘Stan’ Mitchell.
The influential song is where the term ‘stan culture’ comes from and describes devoted fans of famous stars, who call themselves ‘stans’.
The song is a cautionary tale for fans to take literally everything your idol says.
An exterior view of one of the rapper’s former homes in Detroit, which he has since sold
In the text, Eminem reveals how the character Stan starts writing him several letters divided into three verses, where he becomes more obsessive and angry when he doesn’t get a response from the star.
After Hughes was arrested on April 6, it was revealed that he was arrested in June 2019 for trespassing into two properties in Michigan, one of them a former home of Eminem.
Hughes is reportedly homeless, and his court-appointed attorney had filed for an aptitude hearing for him, which Hughes turned down.
Hughes is being held on a $ 50,000 cash bond. On Wednesday, the judge turned down a request from Hughes’s attorney to reduce the bond.
During the hearing, Judge Jacob Femminineo Jr. that there is likely reason to go ahead with a trial, and he scheduled an arraignment on Sept. 28 at Macomb County Circuit Court.