Meet The Irvine Open House Thief Who Wanted a Realtor's Purse
What kind of a person would attend the June 2010 open house for an Irvine residence up for sale to steal the Realtor's purse containing cash, credit cards, gift cards and a winning lottery ticket?
Meet certifiable douchebag Rodney Lepere Little.
Little, who used a female accomplice to distract Janice Konkol's attention with fake interest in the home, isn't happy that an Orange County jury convicted him of burglary charges and Superior Court Judge Lance Jensen sent him to prison.
He claims that police had no probable cause to stop his fleeing vehicle, that his defense lawyer sucked and his prosecutor cheated by introducing evidence of prior crimes.
This month, a California Court of Appeal based in Santa Ana gave Little, 49, his answers: no, nope and nice try.
Upshot: Little, who rushed from the open house to a Target to use the victim's credit card, will remain a resident of California State Prison--Solano at Vacaville while he serves a term of 21 years and four months, according to appellate court records.
Prior to his open house stunt, he'd been convicted of five prior felonies.
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