Jillian Barberie almost experienced a would-be home invasion this weekend when her front door nearly came crashing down in the dead of the night … and she filmed it all, too.
The former TV host and FOX personality — who used to work on “Good Day L.A.,” among other telecasts — documented the terrifying aftermath of what she says was a loud bang in the wee hours of Sunday morning … which left the entryway to her apartment crushed.
Watch … Jillian jumped on IG Live right after it happened and was spurred by her followers/fans to call the police — something that apparently didn’t occur to her right away.
Later, Jillian explains she was still pretty out of it … but while this was all unfolding — she took her audience on quite a ride, showing off how she was barricading the door with what supplies she had … and even demonstrating how she planned to defend herself.
She didn’t have a gun or anything, but pepper spray will do in a pinch, we suppose.
Anyway, she ultimately did call 911 and filmed that encounter too. The officer who showed up had her file a report and told her to talk to maintenance in the AM. The weird thing is, when they examined the door damage … there was no footprint on the outside, seeing that’s what JB (and just about everyone else) suspected it was — namely, somebody kicking it in.
Jillian’s been posting a ton of updates on her social media pages … and reveals that a friend came to stay with her until the management team crew came by to make the repairs.
Strangely, there’s still no clear explanation for what it could’ve been. Jillian still thinks this was human-caused — and believes somebody might’ve just slammed their whole body into her door and bolted. But an investigation is underway and they’re looking for the culprit.
Pretty freaky stuff, obviously — and what’s crazier is that Jillian appears to live in a swanky apartment building out in Ventura … which is usually considered a pretty decent area.
Just goes to show … ya always gotta be prepared for the worst. Stay safe, y’all.