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Moment man who broke into Eminem’s Detroit mansion while he slept caught on ring doorbell camera

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Footage shows intruder, 27, lurking at the doorbell of Eminem’s mansion before he broke in, stood over the sleeping rapper and threatened to kill him

  • Doorbell cam footage captures the moment Matthew David Hughes, 27, walked up to rapper Eminem’s front door camera
  • Hughes can be seen looking closely at the camera giving police a perfect image 
  • Hughes appeared in court outside Detroit on Wednesday to face charges
  • He was arrested on April 5 when cops say he broke into Eminem’s mansion
  • Court heard that Hughes stood over rapper’s bed and said he would kill him
  • Hughes was previously arrested for trying to break into Eminem’s old mansion

By Keith Griffith and James Gordon For Dailymail.com

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Matthew David Hughes, 27, was arrested in April for breaking into Eminem’s mansion

A Ring doorbell camera on the doorstep of Eminem’s Detroit mansion captures the moment when Matthew David Hughes, 27, can be seen pacing up and down outside the rapper’s front door. 

Moment’s later, Hughes allegedly broke into to the multi-million dollar home and ended up in the superstar’s bedroom, standing over his bed and threatening to kill him.

Hughes appeared in Macomb County District Court on Wednesday, facing charges of first-degree home invasion and malicious destruction of property.

In video footage that was shot in April but released by the court this week Hughes can be seen calmly walking up to the front door of the home before taking a closer peek at the doorcam. 

It ended up giving police a clear view and a positive identification as to whom they were searching for after the brazen break-in.     

A Ring doorbell camera on the doorstep of Eminem’s Detroit mansion captures the moment when Matthew David Hughes, 27, can be seen pacing up and down outside the rapper’s door

In video footage that was shot in April but released by the court this week Hughes can be seen calmly walking up to the front door of the home before taking a closer peek at the doorcam

The footage gave police a clear view and a positive identification as to whom they were searching for after the brazen break-in

Hughes was arrested in April for breaking into the home. 

Officer Adam Hackstock testified that Eminem, whose real name is Marshall Mathers, awoke to find someone standing over his bed.

‘When Mr. Mathers asked him why he was there, he was told by Mr. Hughes that he was there to kill him,’ Hackstock said on the stand, according to the Detroit Free Press

Hackstock said that Eminem told him he escorted Hughes out of the house through a TV area, game room and basketball court to an exit out of the house.

Hughes, seated right, appeared in court on Wednesday. He faces charges of first-degree home invasion and malicious destruction of property

Eminem (pictured above in 2018) confronted a home intruder at his house in Detroit in April, after the man slipped past the rapper’s security and broke a window to gain access

When the officer arrived on the scene, he found Hughes wrestling with a security guard outside the mansion, Hackstock said.

An investigation revealed that one of the home’s windows had been smashed out with a brick, the officer said.

Clinton Township Detective Dan Quinn testified that multiple angles of security footage showed Hughes on the premises for ‘quite some time’ before he climbed through the busted window. 

Eminem is well-known for his 2000 track ‘Stan’ which tells the story of an over zealous fan who becomes a stalker, named Stanley ‘Stan’ Mitchell. 

The influential song is where the term ‘stan culture’ comes from, describing dedicated fans of famous stars, who refer to themselves as ‘stans.’ 

The song is a cautionary tale to fans about taking everything your idol says literally. 

An exterior view of one of the rapper’s former homes in Detroit which he has since sold 

In the lyrics, Eminem reveals how the character Stan starts writing him several letters, over three verses, where he becomes more obsessive and angrier when he doesn’t get a reply from the star. 

After Hughes was arrested on April 6, it emerged that he was arrested in June 2019 for trespassing on two Michigan properties, one of them a former home of Eminem.

Hughes is reportedly homeless, and his court-appointed attorney had sought a competency hearing for him, which Hughes declined. 

Hughes is being held on a $50,000 cash bond. On Wednesday, the judge denied a request by Hughes’ attorney to reduce the bond.

At the hearing, Judge Jacob Femminineo Jr found there is probable cause to move forward with a trial, and scheduled a September 28 arraignment in Macomb County Circuit Court. 

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