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Charlie Sheen SUV Cliffhanger: Actor's Stolen Mercedes Crashes Into Ravine, Nobody Hurt Say Police

(AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
(AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) Charlie Sheen seems like he just can't catch a break -- or in this case, a brake -- amid reports Friday that the actor's apparently stolen Mercedes Benz wound up down a steep ravine near his Sherman Oaks home. Nobody was hurt, according to Los Angeles police.

Photo: Actor Charlie Sheen.

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Officer Bruce Borihanh says police got an emergency call at around 4 a.m. Friday that a car was down a cliff off Mulholland Drive. At about the same time, Sheen called to report that his four-door Mercedes had been stolen.

Photo: Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller.

PICTURES: Bad Boy Charlie Sheen

TV reports showed the car upside-down about 100 feet into a brush-covered ravine.

Borihanh says authorities searched the area on foot and by helicopter but found no one around and no evidence that anybody was in the car when it went over the edge. He says the case is being treated as an auto theft.

It's certainly not the only thing that's come crashing in on Sheen recently.

The 42-year-old star of the CBS television comedy "Two and a Half Men" is scheduled to be arraigned Monday on domestic violence charges, stemming from his arrest in a Christmas Day disturbance at his Aspen, Colorado, home.
An affidavit quoted his wife, Brooke Mueller, as saying Sheen pinned her on a bed while holding a knife to her throat.

Sheen denies threatening his wife. He and his wife also are seeking modification of an order that prevents them from communicating with each other. She has said they love each other and want to reconcile.

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  • Edecio Martinez

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