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Rich Kids Steal Over $250,000. in Goods From Mansion

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  1. The Scarlet Pimp

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    16 thieving teens arrested in looting party at La Habra Heights mansion

    http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-mansion-theft-20131212,0,4067684.story#axzz2nFJdxEdQ

    Some teens go to a house party with wild ideas about how the night might
    end - but going home with a snow leopard probably isn't one of them.

    In a case that seems a cross between the Bling Ring celebrity burglars and
    another installment of "The Hangover," sheriff's officials arrested 16 people
    Wednesday in connection with a mansion party where guests walked
    off with medieval armor, scuba gear, Armani suits and the piece de resistance
    a mounted snow leopard worth $250,000.

    More than 100 people were estimated to have attended the party, held at a
    vacant, fully furnished La Habra Heights mansion that had been put on the
    market by the owner.

    The damage and thievery amount to at least $1 million, and Sheriff Lee
    Baca said the severity of the damage was so great that it ranked as one of
    the worst juvenile crimes he has seen.

    The teens who attended the party were charged a fee to get in and, as the
    night wore on, a window to the home was pried open, a 16-foot window
    overlooking the pool grotto was smashed and some guests went into what
    authorities described as a "looting frenzy."

    "I don't think they knew what they were doing. I don't think they knew
    what they had," said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. Arthur Scott.

    As the home was being picked over, one of the few remaining possessions
    was the snow leopard, stuffed and serene. The youth suspected of snagging
    the leopard told detectives he grabbed it simply because "all the good
    stuff was gone," Scott said.

    Told that it was worth more than $250,000. the teen asked, "How many zeros
    is that?" Scott said.

    The teen suspected of making off with the designer suits, which were much
    too large for him, would have drowned in the mass of fabric had he tried
    to wear them, said Capt. Timothy Murakami.

    "These were not items you could sell, they're so unique," Murakami said.
    "It's probably just another stuffed animal to them."

    Those who were arrested appeared to be "kids of means," Baca said.
    The teens face a range of charges, from trespassing to grand theft,
    which carries a possible jail sentence.

    Some of the suspects essentially identified themselves by posting
    "selfies" with their loot to social media accounts to brag about their
    haul, officials said. The photos aided detectives' efforts to find the suspects.

    The thieves "pretty well trashed" the home, Murakami said. The
    investigation is ongoing and officials said they are searching for still-
    missing property and additional suspects including the party's organizer.
    The homeowner was not identified.

    Thirteen of the suspects are juveniles - three girls and 10 boys who range
    from 15 to 17 years old - and were not identified because of their ages.

    Three men, Kevin Larios and Andres Uribe, both of La Habra, and Nickolas
    Koontz, of La Habra Heights, were also arrested. All are 18.

    Neighbors didn't report anything amiss at the time of the party, which
    took place during the afternoon of Nov. 23 and the early hours of Nov. 24.

    The neighborhood is quiet and the home, which sits on a large property,
    isn't visible from the road, officials said. A grounds keeper or
    house-sitter reported the break-in but security cameras on the property
    had been turned off while real estate agents were showing the property,
    Scott said.

    It isn't unheard of for large, vacant properties - often listed for sale
    online - to be used for pop-up parties, officials said, but Murakami could
    not recall it ever happening in La Habra Heights.

    "This isn't just happening in La Habra Heights, it's happening all over
    the county," Baca said.

    "The question is how are we going to pay back the owner for the loss?"
    Baca asked.
     
  2. Methuselah

    Methuselah Regular Member

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    Never understood why people feel the need to post pictures of their criminality on the internet. Oh well, the insurance will pay for any damage or unrecovered items anyway.
     
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    XSilverClaw Junior Member

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    o_O Why the hell would those kids want a Snow Leapord..
     
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    because the good stuff was boosted!
    :D
     
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  5. gypsyr0ad

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    I would so love to have a snow leopard, a live one though.
    I would set it loose on the crackheads in my building.

    But seriously, I hate thieves and vandals, they have no morals what so ever to ruin other peoples hard work and possessions, "because its fun".
     
  6. SeanAustin

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    Hahaha that truly is the best quote ever. "all the good
    stuff was gone,"
     
  7. TheLoneWizard

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    Not such a great idea now was it, kids?
     
  8. soctal

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    its so stupid of the owners of these empty mansions not to have guard patrol or even house sitters.
     
  9. gophy2

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    Rich kid stealing other rick people's goods. Greedy fucks.
     
  10. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    What, you mean that stealing is for poor kids only? :eek: