Police feared for Jennifer Aniston's safety when they arrested a man for wandering around the star's luxury Malibu home.

Californian DAVID HESTERBEY, 48, who is currently held in custody, entered the beachfront house through an unlocked door and was reportedly searching for the former FRIENDS star.

Courageous employees confronted Hesterbey in the living room but he made an escape through the back door and ran towards the beach.

Police later caught and arrested him on suspicion of trespassing.

Police sergeant DAN RAIMO says, "The front door was not locked and he went in and began walking around.

"He was only in the house for a few minutes before he was confronted."

The 36-year-old actress was travelling back from Chicago, where she is filming new movie THE BREAK-UP, when the incident happened.