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Sex offender who cut off GPS device is found under mattress in Palmdale
Sex offender who cut off GPS device is found under mattress in Palmdale

A violent sex offender who cut off his court-ordered GPS monitoring device and then disappeared has been taken into custody in Palmdale, where he was found under a mattress, authorities said Wednesday. Deputies who were checking a house off 40th Street East and East Avenue S 8 after a burglar alarm sounded found Joseph Serapiglia, 43, said L.A. County Sheriff's Sgt. David Sauer. The alarm sounded at about 2:30 a.m., Sauer said, and when authorities arrived, they found a man apparently under the influence nearby and started questioning him. The man “didn’t make any sense” and couldn’t explain what he was doing there, Sauer said, so after detaining the man,...

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