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GOP delegate's hotel tryst goes bad when he wakes up with $120,000 missing (Doh!)
St Paul Pioneer-Press ^ | 9/16/08 | David Hanners - Staff Reporter

Posted on 09/16/2008 12:04:22 PM PDT by MplsSteve

He met her in the bar of the swank hotel and invited her to his room. Once there, the woman fixed the drinks and told him to get undressed.

And that, the delegate to the Republican National Convention told police, was the last thing he remembered.

When he awoke, the woman was gone, as was more than $120,000 in money, jewelry and other belongings.

The thief's take stunned cops.

"It's very, very, very rare," Minneapolis Police Sgt. William Palmer said. "I can think of a couple of burglaries where we had that much stolen, but it's the first time I've heard of this kind of deal."

In a statement released today, Gabriel Nathan Schwartz, 29, of Denver, put the figure at much less.

"It's embarrassing to admit that I was a target of a crime. I was drugged and had about $50,000 of personal items stolen, not the inflated number that the media is reporting from an inaccurate police report," he said.

"As a single man, I was flattered by the attention of a beautiful woman who introduced herself to me. I used poor judgment."

Contacted by the Denver Post Monday, Schwartz declined to speak on the record. In the statement released today, Schwartz said he would decline further interview requests.

The haul included a $30,000 watch, a $20,000 ring, a necklace valued at $5,000, earrings priced at $4,000 and a Prada belt valued at $1,000, police said.

Schwartz is a single attorney and a fixture in Colorado Republican politics. He was one of the state's delegates to the convention this month in St. Paul.

Reached by phone at his law office Monday, Schwartz said that because the case still was under investigation, "I think at this point, I don't want to make a comment on it."

(Excerpt) Read more at twincities.com ...


TOPICS: Local News; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: drugged; edwardsesque; hooker; rnc; rncconvention; robbed
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To: SwankyC

I have. He didn’t lose $50,000, but he did lose ALL he had with him.


21 posted on 09/16/2008 12:16:59 PM PDT by the lastbestlady (I now believe that we have two lives; the life we learn with and the life we live with after that.)
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To: BooBoo1000
what is he doing with ear rings, necklace,belts. Sounds kinda hokey to me.

Ditto. Earrings, necklaces and designer belts? I didn't know that Mr. T was a GOP delegate.
22 posted on 09/16/2008 12:17:12 PM PDT by irishjuggler
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To: jalisco555

Unless it is antique... the kind that has matching and registered serial numbers on all pieces... and prolly rfid.

Good luck fencing that one!


23 posted on 09/16/2008 12:19:10 PM PDT by jrawk
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To: MplsSteve

Pwned.

}:-)4


24 posted on 09/16/2008 12:19:59 PM PDT by Moose4 (http://moosedroppings.wordpress.com -- Because 20 million self-important blogs just aren't enough.)
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To: SwankyC; geezerwheezer; Responsibility2nd; Jersey Republican Biker Chick
"Stupid"... "Dumbass"

You guys are a bunch of heartless jerks.

This very thing happened to me.

Except it wasn't a hotel bar, it was a street corner in a bad neighborhood. And it wasn't a hotel room, it was my car. And it wasn't something in my drink, it was a gun. And it wasn't an attractive woman, although that's what my first assessment of him was.

And it wasn't a fancy watch and ring and stuff, it was my wallet... and my pants.

That's a moment I'll never forget, walking back into my house and trying to explain to my wife where my pants went. I've never seen her so angry, women get really short tempers when they're eight months pregnant.

Owl_Eagle

There are people who are surrounded by bigots
and know it is wrong, but are afraid to be vocal against it.
These people are going to pull the lever for Obama
and they are not being polled.
angee_is_mad, DUmmy

25 posted on 09/16/2008 12:20:11 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: WayneS

Who drags around $50k in jewelry and personal belongings to a convention?

I could understand a woman bringing new earrings and such....but a guy? What did this guy have? A $30k watch? A $8k pen? I don’t get it.


26 posted on 09/16/2008 12:20:23 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: MplsSteve
” a necklace valued at $5,000, earrings priced at $4,000 and a Prada belt valued at $1,000,”

This is a guy? A Republican guy?

27 posted on 09/16/2008 12:21:03 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Help fight the left's anointed candidate, contribute and work for McCain/Palin..)
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To: cyborg

Obviously,his name wasn’t George Constanza! 8 Dollars!


28 posted on 09/16/2008 12:21:52 PM PDT by Dr. Ursus (( commander of the simian host))
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To: Dr. Ursus

ROTFL! omg


29 posted on 09/16/2008 12:22:37 PM PDT by cyborg
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To: MplsSteve

At least he has the right idea about Iran.


30 posted on 09/16/2008 12:22:40 PM PDT by cw35
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To: MplsSteve

An expensive lesson. The jewelry items I can comprehend a bit but $1000 for a belt?


31 posted on 09/16/2008 12:24:23 PM PDT by xp38
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To: MplsSteve

“As a single man, I was flattered by the attention of a beautiful woman who introduced herself to me.”

If that were to happen to me I would know to be on my guard — beautiful women look the other way when they see me.


32 posted on 09/16/2008 12:25:52 PM PDT by 353FMG (What marxism and fascism could not destroy, liberalism did.)
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To: jalisco555

According to this website, $30,000 is about right for a Rolex.

http://www.abouttime.com/abouttime/rolexmens.invtc.html

The guy might be rich, but he sure is stupid. Must’ve inherited his money. LOL


33 posted on 09/16/2008 12:26:19 PM PDT by mplsconservative
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To: pepsionice

State Farm Insurance Claim Form

Items stolen, include description.

1) Watch. An expensive watch. ROLEX. Gold band. Oh, with diamonds.

2) Speaking of diamonds - two diamond ear rings.

3) And a diamond bracelet.

4) Another diamond bracelet for my other hand.

5) And a diamond ankle bracelet.


34 posted on 09/16/2008 12:27:10 PM PDT by 21twelve (Don't wish for peace. Pray for Victory.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

That’s what I would like to believe, looking at the value of the items, but he’s a GOP delegate and a fixture in Colorado Rep. politics.


35 posted on 09/16/2008 12:29:35 PM PDT by definitelynotaliberal
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To: mplsconservative
Wow, I had no idea they were that expensive. I thought they were in the $5K range, which is bad enough (although some guy in a flea market in Manhattan once offered to sell me one for 40 bucks). My watch is a whole lot cheaper and just as accurate. And my kids don't even wear watches, they use their cell phones to tell the time. They've got the right idea, methinks.

They guy in this story has a whole lot more money than sense.

36 posted on 09/16/2008 12:31:00 PM PDT by jalisco555 ("My 80% friend is not my 20% enemy" - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Owl_Eagle

A true story. I swear.

_________________________________________

Over the last month I became a victim of a clever scam while out shopping. Simply going out to get supplies has turned out to be quite traumatic. Don’t be naive enough to think it couldn’t happen to you or your friends. Here’s how the scam works. Two seriously good-looking 20-21 year-old girls come over to your car as you are packing your shopping into the trunk.

They both start wiping your windshield with a rag and Windex, with their breasts almost falling out of their skimpy T-shirts. It is impossible not to look.

When you thank them and offer them a tip, they say ‘No’ and instead ask you for a ride to another Home Depot. You agree and they get in the back seat. On the way, they start undressing. Then one of them climbs over into the front seat and starts crawling all over you, while the other one steals your wallet.

I had my wallet stolen November 3th, 10th, 17th, & 24th. Also December 1st, twice on the 8th, once on the 15th, and very likely this coming weekend.

So tell your friends to be careful.


37 posted on 09/16/2008 12:31:38 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: MplsSteve

60K in cash? Something smells.

Republican metrosexual type.

Well, at least it was a chick he went with.


38 posted on 09/16/2008 12:32:32 PM PDT by swarthyguy ( I assume that she wants to be treated the same way that guys want -Obama.)
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To: Owl_Eagle

Hey Owl man, there really is a big differece between using guns to rob folks and someone getting slipped a mickey. I’ll plead guilty to being a jerk (I’m entitled to be one), but you have to admit the lawyer getting screwed is funny, or at least all of us jerks find humor in it!


39 posted on 09/16/2008 12:33:05 PM PDT by geezerwheezer (get up boys, we're burnin' daylight!!!)
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To: MplsSteve; MotleyGirl70; Cagey; Mr. Brightside; Gamecock
She could have done worse.


40 posted on 09/16/2008 12:37:50 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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