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


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


Other homes in Charlie Sheen's gated community also burglarized, police say

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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Comments () | Archives (88)

either charlie did it or professional thieves did it...but why would professional car thieves ditch the car they just stole? hmmmmm can someone explain this? charlie.....can you explain?

man, this looks suspicious as hell. hope it's not another trip to the courthouse for charlie. an AMG should be worth selling when stolen and not treated like a demolition derby car so this all sounds pretty much like b.s. or some very spoiled rich kids out for some an exstacy and alcohol fueled joyride. doesn't sound like a pro at all. Good luck charlie and be sober :o)

Watch your back Charlie,

I think someone is telling you something.
you have made some interesting friends lately and maybe this is a message.

Wish you the best brother. Hope the insurance was paid up.

Hey Barney - Andy - Tell Aunt Bee to bring coffee & breakfast for two down here at the jail. Boy oh boy - should never have sold that city boy all that moonshine!

Sounds like Alan and Jake finally got one back on Charlie. LOL. As long as no one was hurt that is the main thing. How come everything that happens in this blokes life, turns into a three ring circus. Leave the bloke alone. Has anyone here ever put their car away at night, only to realize later that the vehicle has been stolen? Geez people. Give this man some credit for a change.

I didn't know celebrities lived in Sherman Oaks.

Sheen is a lying POS. He did it, probably drunk. Dirtbag 9/11 truther idiot.

It looks like the LA Times does not like comments outside of the USA. Is this censorship controlled by this newspaper or is it Government controlled by Washington? Who owns this newspaper?

Now, David Lynch should he be inspired, has more material for "Mulholland Dr. II."

Charlie recently asked Pres O. to reinvestigate the 911 bombing. He may have made some powerful enemies. Too many coincidences.

"Charlie Sheen plunges over cliff on Mulholland Drive"

Now THAT'S more like it!

all of the people who rushed to judge Mr. Sheen the moment this story broke really need to check themselves. do you really think he went and broke into everyone else's garages as well? is there any problem someone else has that you won't snidely comment on anonymously? petty jealousy, my friends, petty.

Two words - TIGER WOODS. This type of cover up never works

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