Skip to comments.GOP delegate's hotel tryst goes bad when he wakes up with $120,000 missing (Doh!)
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."
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In the words of Ron White:
“You can’t fix stupid”
In the world of expensive watches, Rolex is a cheap brand. And you can definitely find a Rolex for $30,000. But if you want something more expensive, take a look at Breguet, for example.
Pulling an Eliot Spitzer???
Ulysses Nardine and some other obscure top brands cost that much. Not that I know anyone who owns such a thing. For a young man to own something like that is a waste of money.
Bizarre. He doesnt sound like the Republicans I know.
No we aren’t heartless, we were commenting on the story, not on a completely different scenario of you getting robbed at gun point. The person from the story is a dumbass.
I’m afraid I’m going to need a picture to determine whether this guy had it coming or if he is simply a victim of unforeseen circumstances.
I used to say “Never drive anything that costs more than your house.”
In this case I’ll say “Never wear stuff that costs more than the average car.”
He put the “D” in Dumb.
I told my girls to never leave a drink unattended - maybe his daddy should have told him the same.
“Go get undressed.” Man what was he, born yesterday?
...hey, you COULD have at least MENTIONED that I shipped your pants back to you.
Talk about heartless jerks.
this is the most important sentence in the story. she drugged him when they were in the room. just goes to show you: never take a drink from someone. she saw the watch/clothes at the bar and set him up.
...for a YOUNG man to own one is a waste?
How about just for a man to own one is a waste.
At least Spitzer got some action for his few thou.
And women wonder why men patronize “escort” services.
Look at what’s out there!
“Prada belt valued at $1,000”
not that it’s WORTH a grand, it’s just valued at a grand...
Eight dollars? All you have is eight dollars?
If you go to ebay...search Rolex under jewelry and watches then order them highest price first...I found a platinum with diamonds Rolex starting at 69K and the seller says the retail price was $103,000. What you are paying for is the perceived jewelry value and the brand name status of Rolex. A cheap Timex quartz watch probably keeps more accurate time.
Talk about heartless jerks.
And a fat lot of good it did me.
They came two weeks later, the day my son was born. When I took them to the hospital, y'know, to wave them in my wife's face, she totally flipped out again! It was like the whole thing happened twice!
And this guy loses a cheap old Rolex. This guy is dumber than dumb. "Go get undressed, honey, while I mix the drinks". ROFLMAO
Sounds like he didn't even get a reacharound...