UPDATE: William Daniels spoke to ABC after word got that the Boy Meets World actor foiled a burglary attempt on his Los Angeles home.
“We were asleep and I heard bang, bang, bang,” Daniels, on the phone with wife Bonnie Bartlett, said. “I lit the light and Bonnie screamed and this person fled.”
“Well, I think you scared him away,” Bartlett added.
“Yes, yes, I did.”
The original story continues below.
Boy Meets World actor Will Friedle knows all too well, you “don’t ever mess with Mr. Feeny.”
The actor, writing that on Twitter Tuesday, was responding to a report from ABC7 Eyewitness News about his sitcom costar, William Daniels, the actor behind Mr. George Feeny, thwarting a home robbery attempt.
A rep for Daniels, 91, confirmed to EW in a statement that he was at home with wife Bonnie Bartlett in California’s San Fernando Valley on Saturday night when a potential intruder tried to break in.
According to ABC7, the individual forced open the back door but ran off when Daniels turned on the lights. “Luckily, Mr. Daniels was able to frighten away the person and the LAPD quickly responded,” his publicist said. “They are both well. Mr Daniels thanks all his fans for their concern.”
Friedle, who played “Fee-hee-hee-hee-nay’s” pesky next-door neighbor Eric Matthews, reacted on social media shortly after the news came to light.