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Man pleads in Rolex theft from home of Nicolas Cage's ex in case that led to bloody leash hoax
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 8:58 PM EST
A repairman has pleaded no contest to stealing and pawning an $8,000 watch from the house of actor Nicolas Cage's ex-girlfriend.
He was accused of stealing the Rolex Submariner while working at the home of Christina Fulton in April.
Twenty-two-year-old Darwin Vela was previously arrested along with Orozco in a separate burglary at Fulton's home.
Vela disappeared at a time he was to testify against Orozco at a preliminary hearing in November, setting off a major search after his dog returned from a walk alone with a bloody leash.
Police later called the disappearance a hoax.
No charges were filed against Vela for the burglary or the hoax.