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Simon Cowell is usually the one instilling fear in people. But Simon tells In Touch – on newsstands now – when a woman used a brick to break into The X Factor judge’s London home in March, he was the one scared to death. “I ended up hiding in one of my wardrobe closets until the police found her,” Simon tells the new issue of In Touch, recalling the incident as if it were yesterday. “That was a little bit spooky.” Even spookier? The alleged culprit, Leanne Zaloumis, wrote “help me” in blood in the house! “A week later, I watched the movie Seven, and the serial killer did exactly the same thing,” shudders Simon, 52. Zaloumis, who claimed to be friends with Simon, was served with a restraining order after spending 102 days in jail.