Sandra Bullock's stalker takes his own life after standoff with the police

Rodolfo Vieira
May 03, 2018
10:22 A.M.

The 42-year-old man barricaded himself inside his home in Los Angeles after police officers showed up on his doorstep to arrest him.


The incident took place on May 2, 2018. Joshua Corbett locked the door and threatened the authority figures when they announced that they would be taking him to prison for violating his probation.

Negotiators were called and tried to reason with the desperate man for five hours. A fully-equipped S.W.A.T. united was also summoned and helped break into the house, as reported by Pop Culture.

When police officers got in, they saw that Corbett was dead, having committed suicide. The cause of death is yet to be revealed; some sources claim that he died from a self-inflicted gunshot, while others say otherwise.


The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed that Corbett was on probation for charges of felony stalking and burglary, a result of breaking into Sandra Bullock's house in 2014.

At the time, the experienced actress was home, where she lives with her two adopted children, Louis and Laila. When Bullock heart Corbett's footsteps around the house, she hid in the closet and called the police.

The 53-year-old testified against him and was granted a permanent restraining order. Corbett agreed to a plea deal and avoided going to jail. Still, he had to be monitored by a probation officer, as well as mental health professionals.


Police found a black notebook written by the criminal, in which he confessed his love for the actress and his wish to sexually assault her. Several illegal, and legally registered, firearms were also apprehended at his home.

In 2016, Corbett was released from the mental health institution but he was still ordered to continue his treatment as an outpatient as part of his sentence. In the end, he revealed that he was sorry that his actions had affected his family.

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