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Police: 2nd Sheen car taken, rolled off LA cliff

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FILE - This Jan. 28, 2009 file photo shows Charlie Sheen in Los Angeles. FILE - This Jan. 28, 2009 file photo shows Charlie Sheen in Los Angeles.

LOS ANGELES – For the second time in five months, a Mercedes-Benz owned by "Two and a Half Men" star Charlie Sheen was stolen and sent off Mulholland Drive near his Santa Monica Mountains home, authorities said Tuesday.

Firefighters responding to a report of a traffic accident found the silver Mercedes S600 about 100 feet down a brushy ravine around 3 a.m., Fire Department spokesman Eric Scott said.

Nobody was in the car.

The car showed no signs of forced entry, police Officer Bruce Borihanh said. He could not confirm television reports that the keys were in the ignition.

However, the car was running and had its lights on, fire Battalion Chief Peter Benesch said.

Police officers checked the plates of the 2010 vehicle and confirmed it was Sheen's, Officer Norma Eisenman said.

Someone apparently took the luxury car from Sheen's Sherman Oaks driveway, where it was parked Monday afternoon and the actor didn't know it was missing, Eisenman said.

Officers impounded the vehicle to fingerprint it, she said.

Sheen publicist Stan Rosenfield did not immediately return a phone message seeking comment.

The car was found in the same area off Mulholland Drive where another Mercedes owned by Sheen was found on Feb. 5.

That black, four-door car apparently was stolen from Sheen's garage in a gated community and pushed or driven over the cliff, where it came to rest upside down, police said. Sheen had left the keys inside.

A Bentley was later found off the same road nearby, and police said three other cars reportedly were broken into in the same area.

No arrests have been made.

Archie Kapp, a neighbor of Sheen, told KTLA-TV that he thinks both cars were taken by the same thieves.

"When they bring it here, they know the spot. They know exactly where they're going and they say 'Hasta la vista, baby,' and it's gone," Kapp said.

Famed Muholland Drive winds along the top of the Santa Monica Mountains through the tony ridge and canyon neighborhoods overlooking the city.

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