Two Burglars Caught Hiding In 50 Cent’s Closets

Two burglars let themselves into 50 Cent’s Farmington, Conn., mansion early Tuesday and helped themselves to some of the rapper’s alcohol. Police found one suspect in a closet drinking a bottle of wine. The other suspect was found in a separate closet.

Alexander Hernandez, 19, and Santos Padilla, 21, were arrested and charged with third-degree burglary, second-degree criminal trespass and possession of marijuana, according to the Hartford Courant.

The paper noted that Padilla was held with bail at $50,000. Hernandez was released on $50,000 non-surety bail and then turned over to police in New Britain. He is wanted in his hometown for outstanding warrants.

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Lt. Marshall Porter said there were no signs of forced entry. The police spokesman said the suspects most likely entered the residence through an unlocked door after scaling a fence to get into the mansion.

Security guards are on patrol at the mansion 24 hours a day. A security guard alerted police at 6 a.m. after he left the front gate briefly and return to find an empty 2005 Mazda parked outside the mansion’s gate. Another security guard found Hernandez in the closet, according to the Hartford Courant.

50 Cent bought the 50,000-square-foot mansion in Farmington, Conn., for $4.1 million. The residence was previously owned by Mike Tyson.

The mansion is located on 17 acres and includes 21 bedrooms, 37 bathrooms, a gym, billiard rooms, racquetball courts and a “dancing room” complete with stripper poles.

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