Seems even California's top law enforcement official is subject to auto crime as a brazen thief swiped two wheels off Attorney General Jerry Brown's state-owned Toyota Camry Hybrid. Is this schadenfreude or irony?

The theft occurred while Brown was out of town at the state Democratic convention in Sacramento and the car was parked streetside in front of his Oakland Hills home. The thieves left the car up on cinder blocks, observing proper wheel theft etiquette, boldly choosing to take the two street facing wheels rather than the home-facing wheels. Adding to the hilarity was Brown's Facebook update where he says:

"Even though I am California's 'top cop,' 2 of my tires were stolen. No matter. I got 2 new ones and I'm rolling again!"

Way to keep a stiff upper lip. [SFGate]

Photo courtesy Amy Morosini