Fabio: 'High-profile burglaries are governor of California's fault'

Fabio Lanzoni appears at a Meet and Greet in Sorrisi Italian Restaurant at the Seminole Casino in Coconut Creek, Florida on Feb. 10, 2011. (

Model and actor Fabio blames the governor of California for the recent spate of Hollywood burglaries.

The long-haired Italian-born star, who was the poster boy for romance novel covers in the '80s and '90s, was recently targeted by thieves, who made off with around $200,000 worth of valuables from his home. The incident came hot on the heels of burglaries at Nicki Minaj and Alanis Morissette's houses.

When quizzed about the robbery by, 58-year-old Fabio said it was allowed to happen because of Governor Jerry Brown's Proposition 57, which increased parole chances for felons convicted of non-violent crimes and gave them more opportunities to earn credits for good behavior.

"You know what happened, Jerry Brown, Proposition 57, it's letting all the creme de la creme out of jail," Fabio vented. "That's the thing, people don't know, but actually they are violent criminals because they behave in jail they're downgraded to non-violent. I'm telling you they are the creme de la creme, they are murderers, child molesters, pedophiles, rapists and burglars.

"And also they brought it down; some of the burglaries are not a crime anymore, they brought it down to misdemeanor. So you know the police are desperate. Even if they catch them, the maximum sentence is four to six months, instead of years.

"So these people are out there stealing, making a great living. Why should they get a job? Thank you to Jerry Brown."

Fabio added that he regrets his "four big" Rottweilers weren't there when his house was burgled earlier this year.

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