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Housewives Star to Car Thieves: You Should Have Kept My Bentley!

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Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Vanderpump has some advice for the thieves who not only stole her Bentley earlier this year, but totaled it by sending it over a cliff.

Sure, she's not happy about it, but not exactly for the reasons you would think.

Believe it or not, but she just told E! News…

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"I don't mind if you stole the car, but then keep it," the Baywatch Nights alum and now  restaurateur said.  "In this economy, don't drive it off a cliff."

Um, OK.

Shortly after the luxury car was stolen on Feb. 5, police found it crashed off of Mulholland Drive, not far from the home she has in a ritzy gated community. "It was annoying because there was stuff in the trunk, and they stole it," Vanderpump said. "I had some nice blankets and things in there."

And yes, this was same Bentley that was discovered just hours after Charlie Sheen's mangled Mercedes was found in a nearby ravine.

The embattled actor also had items taken from his garage. "They stole some of his DVDs and dumped them in a construction site about a mile away," Van Nuys Detective Ron Stilz told E! News.

And no, they were not adult-themed videos. "They were mostly Two and a Half Men DVDs and some movies Charlie had done," Stilz said.

And for those who may not remember, thieves struck again in June, driving off with another one of Sheen's Mercedes (like the first time, the actor had left his keys in the car). They apparently used a credit card from Sheen's car to buy gas, and then—ready for this?—drove to Vanderpump's gated community. "They came to the guard tower here in my neighborhood and inquired about me," Vanderpump said.

The reality star doesn't think she was being personally targeted, but theorizes that it had become more like a game of dare for the thieves.

Stilz said police believe the thefts are related. "It's a very hard case to prove," he said. "Not impossible, but hard.  Nobody knows who did it at this point."

(Originally published Nov. 4, 2010, at 5:39 p.m. PT)

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