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Car owned by actor Charlie Sheen plunges over cliff on Mulholland Drive [Updated]

February 5, 2010 |  7:17 am

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A car that plunged down the side of Mulholland Drive on Friday morning is owned by actor Charlie Sheen, who reported the vehicle stolen, authorities said.

Sheen called police about 5:15 a.m. to report a possible burglar on the premises of his Sherman Oaks home, said Los Angeles police Officer Bruce Borihanh.

“That’s a hot prowl -- as in, ‘I think there’s someone in my garage,’” Borihanh said.

The car, a Mercedes four-door sedan, was found 300 feet to 400 feet down near the 13300 block of Mulholland Drive in Beverly Crest, said LAPD Det. Bill Bustos.

Police and fire crews found the car badly damaged just after 4 a.m., but no one was found in or around it. A search was ongoing.

Nothing else from Sheen's home was reported stolen, Borihanh said. The Mercedes was likely taken before the burglary was reported, Borihanh said.

[Updated at 8:17 a.m.: A law enforcement source familiar with the investigation says that based on a preliminary review, it appears Sheen’s car was stolen after the actor left it in the open garage with the keys inside.]

-- Amina Khan

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Photo: Members of the Los Angeles Fire Department's urban search and rescue team work on Mulholland Drive in Studio City, where a Mercedes-Benz belonging to actor Charlie Sheen went down a steep ravine. Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

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