By Hillary Busis
Updated January 28, 2011 at 09:55 PM EST
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Image Credit: Ken ReganThat poor Mel Gibson just can’t catch a break. First, a fictional typhoon devastates Mago, the actor’s real private island. Then some sticky-fingered hoodlum steals Gibson’s screener of The Beaver right out of his mailbox. (The incident was first reported by TMZ.)

EW can confirm that the crime occurred Wednesday. A courier arrived at Gibson’s Malibu home at 2:30 p.m. to pick up the screener and deliver it to Summit Entertainment, The Beaver‘s distributor. As he discovered, however, someone else had already taken the DVD.

“We think Pee-Wee Herman did it,” Lieutenant Rich Erickson of the Malibu/Lost Hills Station Sheriff’s Department told EW before assuring that he was “just screwing with” us. On a more serious note, he said, “We have no leads on it at this time. It’s just been assigned to a detective.”

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