Jimmy Kimmel's Celebrity Chef Houseguest Arrested In Terrifying Bomb Threat

Chef Perry Lang Arrest Jimmy Kimmel
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Jan. 28 2019, Updated 3:14 p.m. ET

Link to FacebookShare to XShare to Email can reveal police have arrested a famed chef and author after he allegedly made criminal threats of possessing explosives and shooting his girlfriend at an L.A. home owned by Jimmy Kimmel.

Cops responded to a call shortly before midnight on January 26 "regarding a male caller at Kimmel's house who called 9-1-1 and claimed to have shot his girlfriend with a high-powered rifle," Hermosa Beach Public Information Officer Sergeant Joe Poelstra told in a statement. "Additionally, the caller stated he had planted two bombs in and around his residence and was waiting for Officers to show up."

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According to Poelstra, the HBPD rushed to the home and found an unoccupied truck idling in the driveway.

Law enforcement and a crisis negotiation team attempted to establish contact with Kimmel's friend — 49-year-old famed chef and author Adam Perry Lang, who was staying at the home — for several hours before he responded.

Lang eventually "exited the front door of his residence and was taken into custody without incident," Poelstra told, noting that "no explosive devices, weapons or victims of any shooting were located."

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According to reports, Kimmel, 51, paid the $50,000 bail to get his friend out of jail.

"The 'male' that called 911 was absolutely not Adam Perry Lang," Lang's lawyer Glen T. Jonas said after the incident. "Mr. Lang will be cleared of any wrongdoing. He was fast asleep with his ringer off. He immediately cooperated once he was notified of the commotion."

The home is not Kimmel's primary residence, and neither he nor his family were present during the incident.

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