"Anchorman 2" Heist: Thief Makes Off With $300,000 Worth of Stuff From Atlanta Set

Sequel suffers a snafu after criminal pilfered the production's ATL set of thousands of dollars worth of equipment.

By Josh Grossberg
|  Tuesday, Jan 8, 2013  |  Updated 5:21 PM EDT
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It's a story worthy of a Ron Burgundy-style special investigation.

Over the holidays an enterprising thief broke into a warehouse in northwest Atlanta--being rented out by Paramount to film scenes from Will Ferrell's "Anchorman: The Legend Continues"--and stole $300,000 worth of copper wire.

Son of a beesting!

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Per WSB-TV, which obtained the police report, in addition to the wire, the intruder got away with four Apple computers as well.

"It's a shame this happened because Atlanta is really trying to get big in the film industry," the building's owner, Davis Nort, told the station, noting that the perp gained entry through a rear garage door.

The local Fox affiliate quoted the building's landlord as saying there were two break-ins--the first occurring around Christmastime and the second on New Year's Day just before producers of the Will Ferrell comedy were due to start production in the city.

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A $5,000 reward is being offered for its safe return.

The studio declined to discuss the matter while a spokesman for the Atlanta Police Department did not return a phone call seeking comment.

"Anchorman: The Legend Continues" is slated to theaters on Dec. 20, 2013.

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