NAKOULA FAMILY LEAVES CERRITOS HOME, VOWS ‘NEVER TO COME BACK’By Los Cerritos Community Newspaper Group
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.
A federal law enforcement official last week confirmed that Nakoula, 55, was the man behind “Innocence of Muslims,” a film denigrating Islam and the Prophet Muhammad that sparked protests earlier in the week in Egypt and Libya and now in Yemen. U.S. authorities are investigating whether the deaths of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans in Libya came during a terrorist attack.