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Teens Threw Mansion Party, Stole $250K Leopard: Cops

Teens Threw Mansion Party, Stole $250K Leopard: Cops
Posted December 12th, 2013 @ 12:37pm by Rob Quinn, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– Sixteen suspects described as "kids of means" have been arrested after a wild party in a wealthy Los Angeles suburb where a $7 million mansion was trashed and partygoers made off with a bizarre assortment of loot—including a mounted snow leopard valued at $250,000. LA County Sheriff Lee Baca estimates the damage to the La Habra Heights mansion, which was vacant but fully furnished and had been put on the market by its out-of-the-country owner, is at least $1 million, reports the San Gabriel Valley Tribune. He calls the destruction and "frenzy of looting" one of the worst youth crimes he has ever seen.

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