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BREAKING NEWS: Nakoula family leaves Cerritos home; Vows ‘never to come back’

A shadowy figure of a person wearing a derby style hat is seen inside a side window at the of Nakoula home on Saturday. Randy Economy Photo

By Brian Hews

The family of the Nakoula Basseley Nakoula have left their now famous two-story Cerritos home in the cloak of darkness with the assistance of the Cerritos Sheriff’s Department.

At 3:40 a.m. on Monday, three unmarked sheriff’s vehicles converged on the normally obscure residential cul-de-sac to escort family members of the 55-year-old anti-Islamic film maker. Each of the family members had their faces concealed.

Around 24-hours earlier, Nakoula was escorted by deputies from his Park Street home as members of the media took photos of one of the most controversial people in the world.

Nakoula and his family are not under arrest, and are not currently being charged with any crimes, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. The filmmaker was interviewed by federal probation officials at the Cerritos Sheriff Station on Sunday morning and was apparently taken to an undisclosed “safe” location by law enforcement.

On Monday, a handful of media trucks continued to be at the Cerritos location.  It was a chaotic scene on Park Street over the weekend that saw a throng of media members converge on the well-kept neighborhood.

“The circus is finally leaving our neighborhood,” one resident on Park Street told Los Cerritos Community Newspaper on Monday afternoon who did not want to be identified.

“Now what can we expect, people are still being killed around the globe.  It is on every news channel. I don’t feel safe here,” said another Park Street resident who also sought anonymity.

On Thursday late afternoon, Los Cerritos Community Newspaper spoke to someone inside the house, through a closed front door who did not identify himself. ”I have nothing to say to you, please leave.  I am telling you, leave me alone. I want you to leave, we want to be left alone,” the person said.

The home is located off of Bloomfield Avenue near the 91 Freeway.

Los Cerritos Community Newspaper confirmed that Nakoula’s three children are ages 13, 19 and 21.



  • Old Mike Donald says:

    Breaking news? Haha, this is the opposite of breaking news as this took place yesterday. By the way, how can a “closed front door”, possibly “identify himself?”

    • Moderator says:

      Dear readers:

      This is the editor (or her husband) of the local internet news organization that rhymes with scratch. This is how juvenile they are in treating your local newspaper and its reporters. We actually had to edit out some portions of the post because it was so insulting.

  • Are you both 11? 12? Why not stop fighting and cover stuff that matters. Posting comments on a competitors site is SO JUVENILE!
    Look, CCPA is falling apart, the City Council is corrupt as HELL and the city may be broke by January.
    Can you PLEASE cover this instead?
    BTW, it would help if you could get more major news outlets interested? You are binging the heat to Barrows, but NO ONE KNOWS ABUT IT. Surely you can sell the majors on “Bell, the sequel!”
    Please stop the infighting, get some major exposure and help turn Cerritos around!!!