Farmington police say two New Britain men have been arrested after being found in the home of rap music star 50 Cent. Police say security guards at the home on Poplar Hills Drive called police about 6 this morning to report a suspicious car in the home’s driveway.
Responding police found one suspect in a closet, drinking a bottle of wine stolen from the residence. He is identified as Alexander Hernandez of New Britain. A second suspect, identified as Santos Padilla, was found in another area of the home. Police say both men also had marijuana. The two have no known connection to 50 Cent, the performing name of Curtis Jackson.
Police used dogs to search the rest of the 52-room mansion, but found no additional suspects. They say the two entered through an unlocked door.
Bond for each was set at $50,000.
The home, built in 1985, is also known in Farmington as the “Sisti Mansion” and the “Tyson Mansion,” because of previous owners Ben Sisti of Colonial Realty and boxer Mike Tyson.