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Missing Man's Dad Victim of Burglary While Out Searching For His Son

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19-year-old Bryce Laspisa is a Laguna Niguel teen missing for several days whose vehicle was found abandoned in the Castaic Lake. While searching in the area Tuesday for his son, the missing man's father, Mike, became the victim of a car burglary, which resulted in a pursuit and arrest.

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Bryce Laspisa
An off-duty Los Angeles police officer witnessed the vehicle being burglarized, and the cop notified local authorities, according to City News Service. A search for the two male suspects was initiated, and ultimately the duo were located and apprehended.Authorities have not released the names of the two Los Angeles men, one 18 and the other 27. They do report, however, that they are possibly linked to other burglaries in unincorporated L.A. County. Laspisa's father's vehicle was not vandalized, and property stolen from inside the car was recovered.

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"It's tragic," Deputy Joshua Dubin told The L.A. Times. "I can't imagine having a missing child and, on top of that, you have your vehicle broken into."

For Mike Laspisa, there is still unrest. His son's 2003 Toyota Highlander was found overturned on the Castaic Lake Main Boat Launch access road early on the morning of August 30 notes KHTS 1220 AM's news site. Laspisa had been en route to Laguna Niguel from Sierra College, north of Sacramento, and had called his mother to tell her he was stopping to get some sleep.

Additionally, Sheriff's Department officials have not yet said if a burning body found near Lake Hughes Road in Castaic was that of Bryce Laspisa.

Bryce Laspisa is considered critically missing. He is 5'11'' tall, 170 pounds, red hair, blue eyes, and has a tattoo of Taurus bullhead with Roman numeral on left shoulder. He was last seen wearing white cargo shots, blue/white checkered shirt, white and red Nike shoes. His family has set up a Facebook page to help in the search.