Update: Lohan "Bling Ring" Robbery
We reported earlier
about the so-called "Bling Ring" of young thieves that stole jewelry and clothing from Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, and others.
It's been released that the "Bling Ring" used the Internet to find the location of the stars' homes. They also used online tools to map out comings and goings of the celebrities they planned to rob.
Those charged are: Nicholas Prugo, 19; Diana Tamayo, 19; Courtney Ames, 19; Ms. Neiers, 18; Roy Lopez Jr., 27, a bouncer; and Jonathan Ajar, 28, nightclub promoter. Mr. Ajar faces related drug and weapons charges but has not been charged with burglary, according to the The New York Times
. The burglars knew each other from living in the wealthy enclave of Calabasas, Calif.
Now the lawyers are fix'n to point the fingers at one another. Mr. Lopez's lawyer, David Diamond, maintains Lopez's innocence and points to Mr. Prugo as the mastermind. Not surprisingly, Sean Erenstoft, Mr. Prugo's lawyer, maintains his client has low self esteem (you think?) and was a manipulated victim. The women charged are reported to have posted online profiles and sent public tweets confirming both banality and vapidity. (E.g. ""I am currently working as a full-time model and actress but in my spare time (when I have any haha) I am a pilates, pole dance and hip hop instructor.")
As The New York Times
reports, "The tale lies at the intersection of celebrity, teen culture, reality TV and the Internet." Too bad their looks won't keep them from the long arm of the law.