SAN FERNANDO VALLEY, California -- A 91-year-old actor known for his role on the popular TV series "Boy Meets World" foiled an attempted burglary at his home in the San Fernando Valley, authorities said.
William Daniels, who portrayed the teacher George Feeny on the 1990s show, was at his house with his wife, 89-year-old Bonnie Bartlett, Saturday evening when the incident began.
Shortly before 9:30 p.m., the would-be intruder forced open a back door, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed Tuesday.
Daniels quickly reacted, turning on lights in the house.
"Luckily, Mr. Daniels was able to frighten away the person, and the LAPD quickly responded," the St. Elsewhere actor's publicist said in a statement to ABC7. "They are both well. Mr. Daniels thanks all his fans for their concern."
LAPD investigators do not believe the couple was targeted.
A description of the suspect was not available.
Bartlett also appeared as a guest actor on the ABC series, which was a staple of the "TGIF" lineup.
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'Boy Meets World' actor William Daniels, who played Mr. Feeny, foils burglary at California home