Judge Jeanine Pirro Says ‘Something Screwy’ About Alleged Burglary At L.A. Congresswoman’s House

The strange story of the recent burglary of the Los Angeles home of Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) has led to open speculation about the circumstances of the crime, the arrest of two suspects, and the unusual bail arrangements made for them by the court.

Judge Jeanine Pirro and the co-hosts of “The Five” on Fox News discussed the case on Thursday, remarking that there are far more questions than answers about what happened at Bass’ home.

Police arrested Patricio Munoz, 42, and Juan Espinoza, 24, after detectives allegedly saw them getting into a vehicle that had been observed parked outside Bass’ home during the burglary.

Bass told police that the only items stolen from her residence were two firearms that she said were safely stored inside a lock box in the bottom of a closet. Bass described the incident as “unnerving” as she came home to find her property ransacked. She said the experience was “something that far too many Angelenos have faced.”

She told local news reporters, “I don’t know if it was random or what.”

On Thursday, Pirro noted that the burglary was apparently solved very quickly, with the arrests coming only four days after the crime. She said she checked on the “closure rate” for burglaries in Los Angeles County and found it to be only 9%, meaning 91% of those crimes go unsolved.

Pirro also noted how odd it was that the two alleged burglars took only two registered handguns stashed away in a lockbox in a closet when the home was said to have contained jewelry and electronics that went untouched. The panel also discussed how odd it seemed that one of the men arrested was held on $500,000 bail and the other had no bail requirement.

Bass was first elected to Congress from the 37th Congressional District of California in 2010. She is retiring from the House at the end of this term, as she is running for mayor of Los Angeles in the November general election. She is facing off against fellow registered Democrat Rick Caruso in the nonpartisan election.