William Daniels, who played Mr. Feeny in Boy Meets World, stopped an attempt of robbery in his house during the weekend.
TMZ reports that Daniels, 91, and his wife, Bonnie Bartlett, were at their San Fernando Valley home on Saturday night when someone tried to kick the back door at 9:20 p.m. Daniels quickly turned on the lights, which caused the intruder to flee the property.
His representative confirmed the news to PEOPLE in a statement: "Someone tried to break into the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Daniels on Saturday night. Fortunately, Mr. Daniels could scare the person and the LAPD responded quickly. Both are fine. Mr. Daniels thanks all his fans for their concern. "
According to TMZ, despite a recent wave of theft in the area aimed at celebrities, authorities believe that the attempted robbery was a random act and that Daniels was not the target.
A spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department had no information to provide when contacted with PEOPLE.
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Daniels played the iconic maestro during the seven seasons of the ABC comedy from 1993-2000. He is also known for his role as Mark Craig in the medical drama of NBC San other side, for which he won two Emmy awards.
His star, Will Friedle, who played Eric Matthews, tweeted about the attempted theft and congratulated his teacher / television neighbor.
"Never mess with Mr. Feeny!" He wrote.