The body of a 40-year-old caretaker working at Ving Rhames’ Brentwood home was found today on the front lawn. Police believe he was attacked and killed by Rhames’ dogs, two 200 lb. Mastiffs and two other Mastiffs. The animals are currently being quarantined. Ving wasn’t at home when the incident occurred.
A police spokesman says the death appears to be a “tragic accident.” The victim, who hasn’t been identified, had worked at the actor’s home for about two years and was responsible for caring for the dogs, said Los Angeles Police officer Sandra Gonzalez.
Police are unsure if the man died naturally and the dogs bit him after or if the dogs mauled him. One astute detective at the scene remarked, “Maybe he shouldn’t have taken that steak bath.” Hold on a sec, that’s not a detective. Shoo, homeless dude. Get outta here.
Update: The caretaker is said to have died from a heart attack as the dog bites weren’t fatal.