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Charlie Sheen

Sex Tape Witness -- FOUND After KIDNAPPING

11/22/2013 6:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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The man who disappeared in the case that involves a Charlie Sheen sex tape has been found ... and law enforcement sources tell us, he told cops he was KIDNAPPED.  And, we've learned the LAPD has launched a criminal investigation into the kidnapping allegations.

Darwin Vela was located at 2 PM PT today, after vanishing Tuesday as he took his dog for a walk in South L.A.   We're told Vela flagged down someone on the street and that person called 911. 

As we first reported ... Vela and another man, Ricardo Orozco, went to Sheen's reps a while back and said they had a Charlie Sheen sex tape and wanted to know how much the tape would be worth -- i.e., extortion.

Orozco was arrested for allegedly stealing computers owned by Nic Cage's baby mama and law enforcement sources say they believe one of the computers contained the sex tape.  Orozco was arrested and charged with burglary.

Vela was scheduled to testify in Orozco's preliminary hearing Thursday but on Tuesday, he left his house to walk his Chocolate Lab and a short time later the dog came back with human blood on its leash and was freaked out.

We do not know if Vela was injured.  One law enforcement source says there were injuries but we can't be more specific.  Cops are about to interview him.

Story developing ...

39 COMMENTS

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16.

dj    

So whats the link with all this. Was Charlie Sheen banging Nicholas Cage's ex wife?

338 days ago
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Yurra Knutz    

The dog is OK?... Good!... Soooo, where the sex tape at?

338 days ago
18.

Common Sense    

Extortion is a dangerous business

338 days ago
19.

Carl    

This story has stunk to high heaven from the beginning. This story was all over the TV news this morning (I'm in LA) and they interviewed his girlfriend. Her story sounded bogus, like she had been watching too many crime shows.

338 days ago
20.

Constance    

Funny how he reappears right after TMZ broke the first story. I smell a setup

338 days ago
21.

6one9    

I wouldn't watch Charlie Sheen's sex tape
even IF
it were for
FREE!!
Bitch please!!

338 days ago
22.

GeorgeGingrich    

That's a nice looking Papi right there!!!!

338 days ago
23.

Steven    

The coward Barack Obama will sell America's soul to Iran to deflect his incompetence.

337 days ago
24.

bubble    

Tick tock, it's 5 hrs later. Where's the rest of the story?

337 days ago
25.

FESTA    

We spectators care about the actors, their talent, their characters.We don't care about their own personal and/or sexual life.
Point!

337 days ago
26.

Dot    

Can't you find a story that someone really cares about? This is not worth print space or to even talk about.

337 days ago
27.

myopinion    

sounds like he is lying.

337 days ago
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