William Daniels, who played Mr. Feeny on ‘Boy Meets World,’ fends off burglar at his home

Mr. Feeny still has it.

Oct 30, 2018, 8:56 pm

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Actor William Daniels, who played Mr. Feeny on 'Boy Meets World,' fended off a would-be burglar at his home.

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William Daniels, who’s known for playing the beloved Mr. Feeny on Boy Meets World, fended off a burglar who tried to break into his Los Angeles home over the weekend, BuzzFeed News reports. News of the actor’s swift defense was met with praise on Twitter, as well as relief that news about the 91-year-old wasn’t more grim.

Los Angeles police responded to a call Saturday evening about an intruder at Daniels’ house. He and his wife were reportedly both home during the incident.

Daniels’ publicist said in a statement to ABC7 that Daniels acted fast, turning on lights in the house and scaring away the would-be burglar who had tried to break in through the back door.

“Luckily, Mr. Daniels was able to frighten away the person, and the LAPD quickly responded,” the publicist said. “They are both well. Mr. Daniels thanks all his fans for their concern.”

As of Tuesday evening, the LAPD had not apprehended a suspect. According to ABC7, police did not believe the couple was targeted.

Others on Twitter celebrated Daniels’ foil of the burglary attempt—and the fact that headlines about the elderly actor weren’t pronouncing his death.

https://twitter.com/thetrudz/status/1057381125209890816

https://twitter.com/SirajAHashmi/status/1057297144070189061

Will Friedle, who played Eric Matthews on Boy Meets World, also chimed in with a tweet: “Don’t ever mess with Mr. Feeny! #LoveYouBillAndBonnie.”

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*First Published: Oct 30, 2018, 8:56 pm