The Real Reason Police Just Visited Will Smith's Home

When reports emerged that the Los Angeles Police Department visited the home of actor Will Smith just days after his televised assault against Chris Rock over a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith, of course, fans had their theories as to why. Could the comedian have decided to press charges against the new best actor Oscar winner, despite declining to do so on Sunday night (via CBS News)? Was the LAPD interviewing Smith as part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' review of the shocking incident (via BuzzFeed News)? Had another incident taken place involving Smith or a member of his family?

Alas, speculation can come to an end, because the real reason the police were on hand at the Calabasas, California residence is far less dramatic. As Page Six reports, at least one vehicle from the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department was photographed at the Smith mansion on Tuesday, March 29, 2022, just before 3:00 p.m. Spokesperson ​​Deputy Lizette Salcon told Page Six about the origin of the visit, and let's just say you may be slightly disappointed by the real story.

The police were at the Smith residence for a somewhat boring reason

In a statement to Page Six, Deputy Lizette Salcon explained that the reason a sheriff's department vehicle was seen at the home of embattled star Will Smith is due to a complaint called in by someone in the neighborhood over a drone—it's unclear if the complaint originated from the Smiths.

"We just sent that unit over there to try to locate the drone and see if there was a paparazzi or what was going on but when the deputies got there, they weren't able to locate the drone. It had already left the area," Salcon said.

It's not far fetched to believe that a paparazzi drone may have been trying to spy on the Smiths. Indeed, the news cycle is nearly 100 percent dedicated to the Oscars slap seen 'round the world. As of today, more celebrities have shared their two cents on what happened, with both Zoë Kravitz and Jim Carrey condemning the violent act.