On a scale of 1-10, serial car burglar is a 10

Police in the Rampart division laid out for the media today all the stolen loot they say was retrieved from the car of Frank Chibbaro, a 38-year-old ex-con arrested hiding in a downtown garage on New Year's Day. It's a lot of stuff — more than 150 items. He's accused of breaking into cars in underground garages, after first spray-painting any surveillance cameras installed. Of course, they got his face as he walked up to the cameras. Good story from Dave Lopez at KCAL 9:

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