Sep 7, 2007

Man Tries to Break Into Buffett's Home

ABC News informs:

OMAHA, Neb. -- A man with camouflage paint on his face and a fake gun tried to break into to billionaire Warren Buffett's house but fled after a scuffle with a security guard, police said Thursday.

Buffett's wife, Astrid, summoned the guard after the doorbell rang shortly after 10 p.m. Wednesday, police said.

The security guard found the man, dressed all in black, on the home's front porch and confronted him, police said. The man struck the guard on the head, then fled and remained at large Thursday.

Neither Buffett, who was home at the time, nor his wife was injured, police said.

Buffett spokeswoman Jackie Wilson did not immediately return a phone message seeking comment.

Forbes lists Buffett is the world's third-richest man, with an estimated net worth of around $52 billion. The chairman and chief executive officer of Omaha-based Berkshire Hathaway Inc. still lives in the same ungated, 5,830-square-foot home he bought in 1958 for $31,500.

Police described the case as an attempted robbery but said the suspect never entered the home.

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