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Charlie Sheen's Mercedes takes a tumble: Take 2

June 15, 2010 |  8:05 am

A car belonging to actor Charlie Sheen was found in a ditch off Mulholland Drive, marking the second time this has happened in less than 5 months.For the second time this year, someone has stolen actor Charlie Sheen's car and driven it off Mulholland Drive.

A passerby called police at 2:53 a.m. Tuesday to report a car had been driven off a cliff in the 13300 block of Mulholland Drive, said Los Angeles Police Officer Carlos Amaya.

Firefighters found the silver 2010 Mercedes-Benz at the foot of a cliff but did not find a driver or passengers inside or nearby.

Police traced the license plate number to Sheen. They went to his home a few miles away in Sherman Oaks, where the actor said he wasn't aware his vehicle was missing and said he had last seen the car in his driveway at 4 p.m. 

It's the latest episode in a spate of troubles for Sheen, who has starred in the television comedy "Two and a Half Men" and the films "Platoon" and "Wall Street."

In a strikingly similar incident Feb. 5, someone stole Sheen's 2009 Mercedes-Benz, which was parked in his open garage with the keys inside, and crashed it into a ravine on Mulholland Drive.

A few days later, Sheen was charged with assault for a Christmas Day incident in Aspen, Colo., in which he allegedly held a knife to his wife's throat.

Police don't have any leads on who stole Sheen's car on Tuesday, but have towed it to their facility to dust it for fingerprints

-- Tony Barboza

Photo: KTLA