‘My security was destroyed’ after a burglary in LA

Democratic Congresswoman Karen Bass has admitted she no longer feels safe in Los Angeles – where she is running for mayor – after two men were arrested for stealing guns from her home.

“Angelenos across the city don’t feel safe,” the 68-year-old California lawmaker told Fox 11 late Wednesday.

“I felt safe until my safety was shaken, like so many Angelenos,” she said of Friday’s disturbing burglary at her Baldwin Vista home.

“My security was destroyed,” she repeated.

Her own ordeal doesn’t change her politics while she’s running for mayor, she said, noting that she “thought from the start that the mayor’s main job is to make sure Angelenos are safe.”

“And in many parts of the city, people don’t feel safe. They would like to see an increased presence of police officers,” she said, adding that “we need to get officers out on the streets as soon as possible.”

Rep. Karen Bass speaks to Fox 11.
Bass told Fox 11 her “security was shaken” when she was “traumatized” by the burglary.
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Her mayoral rival, billionaire businessman Rick Caruso, shared a similar message in expressing his condolences to Bass for the “injury.”

According to the Los Angles Times, Caruso said at a campaign event Tuesday that “there’s way too much going on in the city of Los Angeles and we need to fix it.

“We must prevent crime and reduce crime in the city. I’m sorry it happened to her.”

Bass recalled coming home to find her “house in a mess,” telling Fox 11, “It was very traumatic.”

suspected burglary.
“It was very traumatic,” Bass said of finding her “house in disarray” after the burglary.
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The crooks only took two guns, which she said were registered and hidden in a safe in her closet. Cash, electronic devices and other valuables were left behind.

She revealed two men had been arrested — later confirmed by the LAPD — and had “no idea” why they targeted them. “I don’t know if it was coincidence or what,” she said.

Her own ordeal doesn’t change her politics while she’s running for mayor, she said, noting that she “thought from the start that the mayor’s main job is to make sure Angelenos are safe.”

That LAPD later announced that Juan Espinoza, 24, and Patricio Munoz, 42, were arrested for burglary after they were stopped in a car that was driving away from the residence.

Both men remained in custody Thursday under aliases they gave to police. Munoz was being held on bail totaling $600,000, while the younger suspect was being held without bail, court documents show.

It wasn’t immediately clear if the congressmen’s stolen guns were found.

https://nypost.com/2022/09/15/rep-karen-bass-my-safety-was-shattered-after-burglary/ ‘My security was destroyed’ after a burglary in LA

JACLYN DIAZ

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