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Owen Wilson has been the victim of a “grand theft” after his tires were stolen from his Tesla parked overnight in Santa Monica last weekend.
Law enforcement officials confirmed the wheels were completely removed from the vehicle on Sunday, May 22.
“Nobody saw anything. There were no witnesses to the crime,” Santa Monica Police Department Lt. Rudy Flores confirmed to Fox News Digital.
Total loss estimates are said to have topped $4,000 and officials are “checking neighborhood security cameras for any leads” on the case.
Robbery under California Penal Code Section 487(a) is defined as the unlawful taking of another person’s property worth more than $950. The crime can be qualified as a felony or a misdemeanor.
The 53-year-old ‘Wedding Crashers’ actor reportedly parked the vehicle outside his home in the affluent neighborhood and noticed the “rims and tires” were missing in the morning, according to TMZ.
Tesla’s electric vehicles range from the base Model 3, which starts at $43,990, to the Model X Plaid, which starts at $119,990 and offers an estimated range of 335 miles per charge with top speeds of 200 miles per hour. .
Wilson recently starred as Charlie alongside Ben Affleck’s fiancee Jennifer Lopez in the romantic comedy “Marry Me,” and is set to play a priest in “Haunted Mansion” with Danny DeVito and Rosario Dawson.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva recently said, “It pays to commit crimes in Los Angeles County” as he addressed the policies of District Attorney George Gascon last month, who , he said, had caused higher crime rates in the city.
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“We get people [from] out of county, out of state, coming here to LA to do home invasion robbery, burglary,” Villanueva said, before adding that “foreign nationals [are] come here to do burglaries.”
More than 400,000 people have signed a Los Angeles County petition calling for Gascon’s recall. The petition must have 566,857 by July 6 in order to get the recall question on the November ballot for Los Angeles voters.
A 2021 attempt did not garner enough signatures by the filing deadline to proceed to voting.
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On his first day in office beginning Dec. 8, 2020, Gascon released a memo listing 13 offenses the prosecutor’s office would no longer prosecute in an effort to “reinvent public safety and better serve the interests of justice.” and well-being of the community”. including driving without a valid licence, possession of drugs, consumption of alcohol in public, public intoxication, loitering for prostitution, resisting arrest and trespassing.
Villanueva, a Democrat seeking re-election in June, called Gascon instrumental in driving up violent crime in Los Angeles.
His office presented 13,238 cases which the district attorney’s office later dismissed for not complying with Gascon’s “special guidelines.”
“Amazing number of cases,” Villanueva told Fox News. “These are people who did bad things who claimed a victim, presented the evidence, and they said ‘don’t bother’.”
According to data provided by the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, homicides are down 40% from this point last year; however, robberies and aggravated assaults increased by more than 11%.
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“The deputies are going to keep doing their job, they’re making the arrests, they’re writing the reports, but what happens after he’s been submitted to the DA is where it all falls apart,” Villanueva said.