Octomom's Van Victim of a Drive-By Car-Seat Toss; Suleman Hires Security

    Nadya Suleman, Toyota Sienna mini-van Jason Mitchell/BuzzFoto/Getty Images, NBC/Paul Drinkwater

    Say what you will about Nadya Suleman, but this sort of thing just isn't right. 

    Someone threw a car seat at Octomom's 2005 Toyota Sienna van early this morning, smashing the rear window and damaging one of the wipers and the rear door, while it was parked outside her family's La Habra, Calif., home, according to local police.

    One of the village of nannies who has been helping to care for 13 of Suleman's 14 children (octuplet seven was discharged from the hospital today) saw the car seat lodged in the van window when when she arrived for work at 6:30 a.m.

    A neighbor reported hearing a crash at about 3 a.m. and said she saw, through the window, a white cargo van speeding off down the street.

    La Habra Police Lt. Fred Wiste took a vandalism report but said the case would largely rest on eyewitness evidence, if there is any.

    A police spokeswoman says this isn't the first time the Suleman family has been a target—toilet paper was strewn across the lawn March 13, and someone snatched up all the "No Trespassing" signs from the lawn last week (though the culprit ultimately brought them back).

    Kinda nasty, huh?

    An attorney for Suleman told the Los Angeles Times today that she has hired security guards to watch the property.

    Seven of Suleman's infamous octuplets, who were born nine weeks premature on Jan. 26, are home from the hospital. Son Josiah Angel, who is weighing in at 4 pounds, 8 ounces, was released from Kaiser Permanente Bellflower Medical Center this afternoon.

    The eighth octuplet is doing well and should be ready to go home soon, neonatologist Dr. Mandhir Gupta said.

    Two hospital staffers were fired and 13 resigned this week after being caught snooping through the 33-year-old single mom's medical records. Eight other employees were disciplined in connection with the security breach, as well. 

    (Originally published April 1, 2009, at 3:56 p.m. PT)



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