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VIDEO: Cops To Sheen: 'Sorry Charlie, Your Car's Down The Cliff Again'

Jun. 15 2010, Published 4:05 a.m. ET

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Los Angeles police showed up at the Sherman Oaks home of Two and a Half Men star Charlie Sheen early Tuesday, a short time after firefighters  recovered the actor's silver Mercedes-Benz, which was found pushed over a cliff on Mulholland Drive in Los Angeles, has learned.

Strangely, it is the second time in the past five months that one of Sheen's cars has been found in the exact same ditch.

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Police arrived at Sheen's home at 3:45 am PT Tuesday, woke him up, and told him about the latest chain of events.  Sheen told authorities he left the luxury car in his driveway about 4 pm PT Monday. The keys were reportedly in the car.

A security guard reported seeing the car in the ravine shortly before 3 am PT Tuesday. The car's engine was still running when it was recovered, according to firefighters combing the area, but no one was believed to have been inside when the vehicle went off the road.

The car sustained extensive damage to both its front and back bumpers.  Police took the vehicle to a police garage in Encino, California, where it is being dusted for fingerprints.

As has previously reported, 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.

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An eyewitness at the scene said Tuesday's incident was like "deja vu" to the previous one.

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.

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