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LA HABRA – Police are investigating a report that someone smashed “Octomom” Nadya Suleman’s van window over the weekend and left behind a “death threat note.”
Suleman’s father reported the incident to police shortly after 8 p.m. on Saturday, La Habra police Sgt. Jeff Baylos said.
An officer responded to the home in the 2000 block of East Madonna Lane and saw that a window was broken, but it was unknown what type of tool was used, Baylos said.
The 2002 Toyota Sienna driven by the mother of 14 was parked in the driveway when the vandalism occurred.
Her father told police that the window was damaged between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. and that he didn’t know who smashed the window, Baylos said.
According to Gina Rodriguez, Suleman’s manager, the incident happened about 3 a.m. on Saturday when Suleman and her kids were sleeping.
“Nadya heard some noise in the front of the house and woke up,” Rodriguez said. “She saw an unfamiliar car in the front of the house. She went back to sleep in her family room and woke up to her neighbors at her door telling her the car window was broken on her van.”
When Suleman went to see the damage, she found a “death threat note” on the seat covered in broken glass, Rodriguez said in an e-mail.
According to TMZ, the handwritten note read: “Leave California or you will die.”
Suleman, a graduate of Cal State Fullerton and La Habra resident, began receiving death threats shortly after TMZ reported in late March that she was receiving $2,000 from the State of California, according to the website.
“Based on the (police) report, there is no mention of the note,” Baylos said, adding that officers were sent to Suleman’s home Tuesday morning to continue the investigation.
“We are trying to confirm if these two are tied together,” Baylos said. “If we need to take an additional report, we’ll do so.”
A similar act of vandalism occurred in April 2009, when the rear window of Suleman’s van was smashed by vandals in the driveway of her home.
Iin March 2009, vandals strewed toilet paper all over the front lawn of the home.