Honey Boo Boo’s House Broken Into; Police Report Reveals 7-Year-Old Has a Bodyguard (EXCLUSIVE)
The family home of reality TV lightning rod Honey Boo Boo was broken into on Aug. 27 when the larger-than-life family was out of town, Celebuzz has confirmed.
June “Mama” Shannoncontacted police in McIntyre, Ga., to report a possible break-in after she noticed “the side door of the residence was open” when the family returned home, according to a police report obtained exclusively by Celebuzz.
Chief Amerson of the McIntyre Police said the incident was treated as a burglary, but nothing was stolen.
“There were no signs of forced entry and nothing was missing,” confirmed Amerson.
Since it premiered in August, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, which follows the life of former Toddles & Tiaras star Alana Thompson and her family, has become a nationwide sensation -- so much so that little Honey Boo Boo now has her own bodyguard.
According to the police report, the seven-year-old star and her family -- comprised of mother June "Mama" Shannon, 33, father Mike "Sugar Bear" Thompson, 40, and sisters Anna "Chickadee" Shannon, 17, Jessica "Chubbs" Shannon, 15, and Lauryn "Pumpkin" Shannon, 12 -- have been provided with a security detail by the local police department.
The officer assigned to the family arrived at the home before they returned from their trip, to make sure everything was safe. There, the officer discovered the door leading into the kitchen was left ajar.
Although the door was unlocked, no intruders were actually found inside the home, according to the report.
The report also states that Shannon told police something was amiss when she saw that the kitchen cabinets were open.
“The kitchen cabinets were left open and she (Shannon) stated that to her knowledge the doors to the cabinets were closed when they left,” as stated in the report.
Although news of the break-in has since made its way through town, neighbors aren't too worried about another potential attack.
“I’m not worried about it at all," said neighbor Sandra Shauger.
“It’s a small town, so we hear everything. I don’t know why someone would want to break in. Their yard is very open and someone would have seen them.”
Shauger adds that while the hit TLC show has made locals "look" bad because of the family's often outrageous behavior, she's all for it.
“I don’t have a problem with the show. More power to them,” she said.
“They don’t act like that all the time. The kids do have manners," she added. “It’s entertainment.”
Next-door neighbor Doris Phillips, meanwhile, has a different opinion of the show. “I don’t approve of the way those kids are being raised,” she said, adding, “You can’t judge all of us by one person.”