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Jillian Michaels' Bentley Theft And Car Chase Leads to Charges For Gerjuan Deshon Harmon

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Fri, Jul 6, 2012 at 4:28 PM

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It must take some cajones to walk into the Malibu residence of reality TV star Jillian Michaels while she was home, swipe her purse, steal her fairly rare car, then drive it around on the 4th of July only to lead cops on a chase.

That's what prosecutors alleged 29-year-old Gerjuan Deshon Harmon did.

He was charged today with grand theft auto, burglary, evading police and more. Here's what the district attorney's off states that he did:

On Tuesday night Harmon walked into The Biggest Loser star's Malibu home while she was watching TV with her child and a nurse, took her Hermes purse, and eventually stole her 2011 Bentley with the keys that were in it. (Also inside, an Audemars Piguet watch, the likes of which cost $10,000 to six-figures.)

She discovered that her stuff was missing the next day, according to the D.A.

The next day Burbank police came across the reported-stolen Bentley and gave chase, prosecutors say: Harmon crashed it, ran, hid in a shed and fought with cops when they found him, according to the D.A.'s office.

For all that he was hit with, says the D.A.'s office, ...

... one count each of first-degree burglary with a person present, grand theft of personal property, grand theft auto, unlawful driving or taking of a vehicle, evading an officer and hit-and-run driving. He also was charged with two counts of resisting an executive officer.

The complaint also alleges prior felony burglary, receiving stolen property and petty theft convictions.

Harmon could be behind bars for 22 years if convicted.

One final note: How rich do you have to be to not notice that your Hermes purse, multi-thousand-dollar watch and six-figure car are missing until the next day? Reality TV must really pay these days.

[@dennisjromero / djromero@laweekly.com / @LAWeeklyNews]

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