Charlie Sheen is in the clear.
Detectives say they DO NOT think that the Two and a Half Men star is responsible for trashing his own car for the second time in four months, RadarOnline.com has learned.
However, they do think the same people may have been involved in both incidents.
The troubled actor’s silver Mercedes-Benz was found abandoned down a ravine on Tuesday off Los Angeles’ Mulholland Drive with the engine still running.
A similar occurrence happened in the wee hours of February 5, 2010, when the actor reported his four-door Mercedes stolen and officials found it – at the bottom of a 100-foot cliff in Sherman Oaks, California.
Nobody was inside the latest abandoned car, which is believed to have been taken from the star’s home in the nearby gated Mulholland Estates.
A police source told RadarOnline.com: “We still have a few leads that we are chasing but we do not believe that Mr. Sheen was involved – he was the victim.
“We have not ruled-out that the same people could have been involved,” the source says.
News of the Mercedes joy ride has neighbors in the wealthy gated community re-thinking their own car security.
One told RadarOnline.com: “The whole incident is questionable to say the least – it’s a real stretch that two cars were stolen from the same location – something is definitely going-on.
“Everybody is making sure that their own cars are secure and that the alarms are on at all times now – nobody wants their car to end-up at the bottom of a ravine.
The latest car-off-the-cliff fiasco is just another headache for the embattled actor, whose name has been a tabloid mainstay since he was arrested on Christmas Day 2009 in Aspen, Colorado on domestic violence charges.
He is still working out a plea deal and it will likely include Charlie going to jail. In the meantime his wife, Brooke Mueller, has moved out of Charlie’s Beverly Hills mansion and into a Los Feliz home, and telling friends that she’s moving on. And, Tuesday it was revealed that a divorce agreement has been reached between the Charlie and Brooke in the event of a divorce.