John Barrymore III assaulted

Monday May 06, 2002

MOUNTAIN VIEW — Former actor John Barrymore III is recovering after being beaten inside his home by teenagers who were allegedly trying to steal his stash of marijuana, police said. Six teenagers pulled up to Barrymore’s upscale house in Mountain View in a Volkswagen van Wednesday, said police spokesman Jim Bennett. When the couple opened the door, they were beaten with a metal trailer hitch slung in a sock. Barrymore, 47, is the grandson of the Shakespearean actor and silent film star with the same name. Now dabbling in high-tech work, he has had minor roles in several movies and he is the brother of Drew Barrymore.