Quinn Kasbar Wiki
Quinn, who goes by Quinn Kasbar, stole Isaac, a 32-year-old lemur, in July 2018, according to prosecutors. The lemur was later found outside of a hotel.
Quinn Kasbar Age
Kasbar is 19 years. There is no information about his year of birth.
Quinn Kasbar Admitting to Stealing
He admitted to using bolt cutters to break into an enclosure at the Santa Ana Zoo after hours on July 27, 2018, federal prosecutors said. According to a press release, Quinn “cut a hole in the zoo’s enclosures for lemurs and capuchin monkeys, which enabled several of the animals to escape, though they were later recovered, according to court documents.”Kasbar is an accused serial burglar who terrorized several Newport Beach neighbourhoods in 2017 and 2018, according to police.
19 yr old Quinn Kasbar is a cruel unrepentant thief who also faces 29 felony burglary charges for a string of thefts. He’s a child of privileged upbringing by educated, affluent parents, who chooses to be a predatory misfit. https://t.co/fppxsMRaYe
— Mary Pat Ryan (@MaryPatRyan) May 21, 2019
Quinn said he planned to steal the lemur to keep it as a pet. “Kasbar’s actions resulted in a loss to the Santa Ana Zoo of approximately $8,486, court papers state,” prosecutors said in the plea agreement.
The zoo discovered that Isaac was missing the morning after the burglary and called the police, the Los Angeles Times reported in 2018. “First we were very startled and we were just concerned for the lemur,” zoo manager Ethan Fisher told the newspaper. “We wanted to make sure that it was OK.”
Isaac is the oldest of six lemurs at the Santa Ana Zoo and has lived there since 2000.
He Left Isaac the Lemur Outside of the Newport Beach Hotel With a Note That reading, ‘This Belong to the Santa Ana Zoo … Please Bring It to Police’
Isaac the lemur was returned to the zoo unharmed after Kasbar left the animal on the street, prosecutors said. According to the press release, “After stealing Isaac, Kasbar placed the animal in a plastic drawer that lacked ventilation holes, court papers state. The next day, Kasbar abandoned Isaac in front of a Newport Beach hotel, leaving him in the same plastic drawer with two notes placed on it, which read, ‘Lemur (with tracker)’ and ‘This belongs to the Santa Ana Zoo it was taken last night please bring it to police.’”
Quinn Kasbar, 19, who’s already facing 29 felony charges related to a string of Orange County burglaries, admitted to federal charges accusing him of stealing an endangered lemur from the Santa Ana Zoo. Kasbar left Isaac outside of a hotel after the heist: https://t.co/0k7aQGoDON pic.twitter.com/h6zEI5z2BW
— Tom Cleary (@tomwcleary) May 21, 2019
According to the Los Angeles Times, staff members at the Newport Beach Marriott Bayview found the lemur at the front door of the hotel and called Newport Beach Police.
Ethan Fisher told the Times that Isaac was returned to the zoo and the lemur went right back to being its normal “mellow” self. Fisher told the newspaper, “People do all sorts of strange things. Some people think it might have been a prank, others think maybe someone was trying to sell him. There are so many theories, but I can’t begin to guess.”
In 2018, after the burglary, the Santa Ana Zoo wrote on Twitter, “Our capuchins, lemurs and Issac in particular are all safe and accounted for after last weekend’s after-hours break in. Thank you to our staff, volunteers and local authorities. We ❤️ you! And thank you to all who checked in with us today to ensure our animals were OK.”
On Facebook, the zoo wrote, “Everybody loves lemurs, but they much prefer to stay at the Zoo than be taken away by strangers.”
Fisher told the Orange County Register after the plea deal was announced, “He’s doing well. It’s nice to have some closure to this.”
Kasbar Faces 29 Felony Charges in Connection to a String of Burglaries in Orange County, Prosecutors There Say
Quinn Kasbar is facing several felony charges in Orange County, California, in connection to a string of unrelated 2017 and 2018 burglaries at unoccupied homes and storage facilities in the Balboa Island and Corona del Mar areas, according to state prosecutors. Kasbar faces 29 felony charges of burglary and attempted burglary and a misdemeanor count of possession of stolen property, according to court records.
Quinn Kasbar, the 18 year old Newport Beach serial burglar/YouTube air mattress surfer who is being charged with 29 felonies for stealing items from Newport and CDM homes valued at hundreds of thousands of dollars, sits at trial today. https://t.co/UzMk5fQBej #orangecounty
— Orange County reddit (@OCReddit) April 23, 2019
Kasbar has been free on $550,000 bail since his arrest on December 1, 2018. He has pleaded not guilty. Police have said the burglaries occurred between July 2017 and August 2018. According to court documents, evidence obtained during the investigation into the burglaries led to Kasbar being connected to the lemur theft.
Police said search warrants resulted in investigators finding a “large amount of stolen property valued in the several hundreds of thousands of dollars.” In February, police displayed recovered property, including watches, jewelry and a guitar, for the public to see in an effort to return the stolen goods to rightful owners.
During a May 2019 hearing, victims told the court about what was taken, including cash and jewelry and other irreplacee heirlooms that have not been found. They also told the judge he took their security and has been “parading” around Newport Beach despite his bail requirements restricting him to Balboa Island, the Los Angeles Times reports.
“It was horrible for a long time, and I just didn’t feel the same way about the … house that I had just bought,” one victim told the judge, according to the Times.
Kasbar is scheduled to appear in court on June 25 in connection to the state charges.
Aquinas Arrigo Kasbar is from the Balboa Island community of Newport Beach, according to online records. He has also lived in Spokane, Washington, where his mother owns a home. Kasbar is one of seven children, according to a 2014 profile of his mother, Laura Kasbar, in the Orange County Register.
Laura Kasbar was named one of the OC Register’s “Most Influential” people that year, according to the newspaper’s archives. She created a learning platform called Gemini to post educational videos for people on the Autism spectrum and with brain injuries, Down syndrome, and learning disabilities, the Register wrote. Her twin sons, who are Quinn’s younger brothers, are on the Autism spectrum, according to the article.
“In 2014, Gemini started selling Kasbar’s products to the public, the next step after 14 years of work with researchers at Princeton and UC San Diego. Using actors and models, Kasbar has uploaded more than 12,000 videos on Gemini’s website. There, people can learn words, languages, numbers and vocational skills, such as preparing for a job interview. For a monthly fee, parents or caregivers can go into the video library, choose the most appropriate categories, and make their own customized learning session. Her products are sold in 20 countries and have been translated into Spanish, Mandarin, and American Sign Language,” the Register wrote.