When police caught a man roaming through Sandra Bullock’s Los Angeles home last month, he was carrying written materials that showed he'd been on her property before and believed he was married to her and was the father of her young son, according to a just-released LAPD search warrant affidavit.
Joshua Corbett, 39, who was spotted by police coming down the stairs inside Bullock's house, has pleaded not guilty to nearly two dozen felony counts related to the break-in, including stalking, possession of an illegal machine gun and residential burglary. The affidavit states that Bullock was awakened by a loud banging around 6:30 a.m. on June 8 and a short time later saw a man later identified as Corbett walk past her bedroom, where she called 911.
Shortly after being detained, the document states, Corbett yelled out “Sandy” several times, and said, "Sandy, I'm sorry. Please don’t press charges.” The document also states police recovered a diary and letter in which Corbett said that he had previously visited her home, had watched her return home from a gala event, and referenced two large gates he said he hoped she would open for him.
According to the affidavit, in the letter Corbett wrote that until Bullock opened the gates, "I will forever be thinking of you and Louie (sic) my son as you are my wife by law."
During an interview with police, Corbett allegedly admitted to jumping the front gate and breaking into Bullock's residence. He told detectives he “wanted to show security that her residence was not impervious and she was in danger.” Corbett explained that “he did not want to make Sandra upset and did not expect her to be home.” Corbett was also carrying a concealed firearm permit issued in Utah, according to police.
The warrant was issued for the search of Corbett's residence and a hangar at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank.