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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."

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

In the words of Ron White:

“You can’t fix stupid”


41 posted on 09/16/2008 12:40:27 PM PDT by murrie (For God so loved the world, that he gave His only begotten Son..........)
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To: jalisco555
Can someone tell me what brand of watch costs $30K? I don't think a Rolex is anywhere near this expensive

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.

http://www.gemnation.com/base?processor=viewWatchDetails&watch_id=3669

42 posted on 09/16/2008 12:42:53 PM PDT by Publius Valerius
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To: swarthyguy

Pulling an Eliot Spitzer???


43 posted on 09/16/2008 12:43:16 PM PDT by Stayfree (*************************************IF IT IS LEFT, IT CAN'T BE RIGHT!!)
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To: jalisco555

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.


44 posted on 09/16/2008 12:44:39 PM PDT by WOSG (McCain/Palin 08)
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To: Owl_Eagle

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.


45 posted on 09/16/2008 12:47:09 PM PDT by SwankyC
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To: MplsSteve

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.


46 posted on 09/16/2008 12:49:36 PM PDT by Sue Perkick (And I hope that what I've done here today doesn't force you to have a negative opinion of me....)
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To: MplsSteve; SwankyC

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?


47 posted on 09/16/2008 12:50:38 PM PDT by PeteB570 (Guns, what real men want for Christmas)
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To: MplsSteve

$120k

Sure.


48 posted on 09/16/2008 12:54:28 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Owl_Eagle

...hey, you COULD have at least MENTIONED that I shipped your pants back to you.

Talk about heartless jerks.


49 posted on 09/16/2008 12:54:39 PM PDT by WayneS (Vote Obama bin Biden 2008 - "Because the world doesn't suck enough yet".)
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To: MplsSteve
"the woman fixed the drinks and told him to get undressed"

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.

50 posted on 09/16/2008 12:56:23 PM PDT by thefactor (contributing nothing of value to threads since 2001...)
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To: WOSG

...for a YOUNG man to own one is a waste?

How about just for a man to own one is a waste.


51 posted on 09/16/2008 12:56:25 PM PDT by WayneS (Vote Obama bin Biden 2008 - "Because the world doesn't suck enough yet".)
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To: Stayfree

At least Spitzer got some action for his few thou.

And women wonder why men patronize “escort” services.

Look at what’s out there!


52 posted on 09/16/2008 12:57:53 PM PDT by swarthyguy ( I assume that she wants to be treated the same way that guys want -Obama.)
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To: MplsSteve

“Prada belt valued at $1,000”

not that it’s WORTH a grand, it’s just valued at a grand...


53 posted on 09/16/2008 1:00:46 PM PDT by jagusafr ("Bugs, Mr. Rico! Zillions of 'em!" - Robert Heinlein)
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To: Larry Lucido

Eight dollars? All you have is eight dollars?


54 posted on 09/16/2008 1:10:58 PM PDT by Mr. Brightside
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To: jalisco555

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.


55 posted on 09/16/2008 1:15:01 PM PDT by xp38
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To: MplsSteve
"Little Head" -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vQB90iblug

"I'm just so easily led when the little head does the thinkin'"
56 posted on 09/16/2008 1:18:29 PM PDT by hoppity
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To: WayneS
...hey, you COULD have at least MENTIONED that I shipped your pants back to you.

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!

57 posted on 09/16/2008 1:44:31 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: jalisco555
Now, here is a watch just a few bucks shy of 700K

And this guy loses a cheap old Rolex. This guy is dumber than dumb. "Go get undressed, honey, while I mix the drinks". ROFLMAO

58 posted on 09/16/2008 2:06:54 PM PDT by OBXWanderer (Now is the time for all good men [and women] to come to the aid of their country.)
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To: geezerwheezer; SortaBichy
This dumbass got what he wanted (in a way), but he didn’t get kissed!

Sounds like he didn't even get a reacharound...

59 posted on 09/16/2008 2:11:36 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (...forward this to your 10 very best friends....)
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To: MplsSteve; BossLady; Sue Perkick
Looks like this is the guy:

Gabriel Schwartz

60 posted on 09/16/2008 2:37:41 PM PDT by good old days
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