HENDERSONVILLE (AP) — An apparently shaken and frantic Kelly McGillis could be heard on a recorded 911 call screaming about a woman who broke into her North Carolina home, saying the woman attacked her and claimed to know her.
The 58-year-old actress, who appeared in “Top Gun” and “Witness,” wrote on Facebook that she returned to her Hendersonville home June 17 to find a light on and her front door unlocked. She says she was soon confronted by a woman who attacked her when she ran outside to call 911 and took her cellphone.
Authorities in Henderson County said 38-year-old Laurence Marie Dorn of Clinton, Illinois, was arrested and faces charges including stalking and assault and battery.
Dorn was released after posting a $60,000 bond. Online records don’t say whether she has an attorney. Dorn did not immediately return a call to a voice message from the Associated Press at a number listed for her.
She is scheduled to appear in court on June 28.
Dispatchers received a call from McGillis at 9:15 p.m. on June 17 saying someone had broken into her house.
“Right now. Help me!” McGillis is heard screaming in a recording of the 911 calls.
The next phone call came one minute later with McGillis screaming for help again.
“I have somebody in my house. They’re beating me up! Please help me! Help me!” The dispatcher asks multiple times for McGillis’ address but doesn’t get a response.
Another call at 9:23 p.m. came from an unidentified woman who said she’d been stopped by a woman who told her someone had broken into her house.
“I came home, door unlocked, lights were on. I said ‘hello, hello’ and she came out and just said a bunch of (expletive) about how I knew she was coming and how could she do this to me, why don’t I get her a hotel,” said McGillis, whose conversation with the dispatcher was punctuated by a wheezing cough and heavy breathing. “I don’t know. I think she’s a freakin’ thief. She’s trying to act crazy.”
McGillis writes that she was left scratched and bruised but is otherwise OK. She says she has gotten a concealed-carry gun permit to protect herself.
McGillis played a flight instructor and Tom Cruise’s love interest in “Top Gun.” In “Witness,” she played an Amish mother whose son is protected by an undercover police officer after witnessing a murder.