Kelly Monaco Narrowly Avoids Confrontation With Burglar

Apparently, duck and cover works with burglars as well as surprise nuclear attacks.

E! Online reports that former Dancing With the Stars champ Kelly Monaco managed to avoid detection by a burglar by crouching down and hiding behind her bed on Thursday.

The brush with lawlessness occurred in the early morning hours on Thursday, when a robber broke into her penthouse room at Las Vegas’ Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino. Monaco, who’s currently co-starring in the burlesque act Peepshow with former Spice Girl Melanie Brown, was sleeping at the time of the break-in and was awoken by the burglar’s rummaging in the living room.

Luckily, the burglar never entered the bedroom, where Monaco was hiding behind her bed.

The suspect in the robbery was apprehended later that day.

Whew, that was close! But then again, competing on Dancing With the Stars seems to be just as dangerous as confronting criminals, so Monaco could have held her own either way.