NEWPORT BEACH — Residents of a condominium complex near Hoag Hospital suspect that two men who look like Colonel Sanders and Ashton Kutcher are behind a series of bicycle thefts and car break-ins there.
Villa Balboa residents say that some 15 bikes have been stolen from subterranean parking lots around the complex during the past four months.
Using surveillance cameras in the garages, members of Villa Balboa's safety committee began reviewing taped footage of the alleged thefts and making DVDs — at $160 each — through an independent security company to send to police.
On the tapes, residents have seen a Ford Explorer with a handicap parking placard and a "Support the Troops" bumper sticker driving around, mostly between about 2:50 a.m. and 3:30 a.m, when the alleged crimes happened.
The cameras, however, were not able to catch a full license plate number.
The "Colonel Sanders" suspect looks older than 50, has a goatee, carries a cane and is heavyset, while Kutcher's doppelgänger is less distinct, with black hair and a dark jacket.