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Break-In/Mansion Party Leads to Arrests

Break-In/Mansion Party Leads to Arrests

LA HABRA HEIGHTS, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have recovered a huge haul of high-end swag snagged from a party at an empty mansion — including armor, shields, and a stuffed snow leopard worth $250,000.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said 15 teenagers were arrested Wednesday for the party in late November in La Habra Heights that was planned on social media and held without the homeowner's knowledge.

Authorities say partygoers entered through a window that was pried open, then trashed the place and stole several pricey items including designer suits and jewelry. The combined theft and damages totaled more than $1 million.

Sheriff's Lt. Arthur Scott tells the Los Angeles Times the suspected leopard thief had no idea how valuable the mounted cat was and only grabbed it "because all the good stuff was gone."

 

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