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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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1 posted on 09/16/2008 12:04:22 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: MplsSteve

I love to meet the complete dumbass that checks into a hotel with that much in valuables and a woman he didnt know. I’ve never met someone this stupid.


2 posted on 09/16/2008 12:06:22 PM PDT by SwankyC
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To: MplsSteve
Bet ya he was set up!

Bet he was targeted and his weakness known for women.

3 posted on 09/16/2008 12:07:13 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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4 posted on 09/16/2008 12:07:13 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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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. I used poor judgment.”

** Yeah right.


5 posted on 09/16/2008 12:07:19 PM PDT by cyborg
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To: SwankyC

Stupid is right.

I’m guessing he was a hung-over left-over from the DNC party the previous week. And decided to party on with the repubs.

What a DUmb-A$$.


6 posted on 09/16/2008 12:09:17 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: cyborg

As one of my female friends would say, “He was thinking with the wrong head”.


7 posted on 09/16/2008 12:10:12 PM PDT by richmwill
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To: SwankyC

He is single, what is he doing with ear rings, necklace,belts. Sounds kinda hokey to me.


8 posted on 09/16/2008 12:10:21 PM PDT by BooBoo1000 (Some times I wake up grumpy, other times I let her sleep/)
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To: cyborg

I cannot tell who is ‘Guilty’ without pictures.... ;)


9 posted on 09/16/2008 12:10:36 PM PDT by BossLady (Welcome to the new SARAHDIGM!!!!!!!)
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To: cyborg

This dumbass got what he wanted (in a way), but he didn’t get kissed! Good for her-doing to a lawyer what they have done to us!!


10 posted on 09/16/2008 12:10:36 PM PDT by geezerwheezer (get up boys, we're burnin' daylight!!!)
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To: BooBoo1000

Insurance fraud?


11 posted on 09/16/2008 12:11:33 PM PDT by Soliton (> 100)
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To: MplsSteve

What a dumb-ass.


12 posted on 09/16/2008 12:11:39 PM PDT by WayneS (Vote Obama bin Biden 2008 - "Because the world doesn't suck enough yet".)
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To: SwankyC
I love to meet the complete dumbass that checks into a hotel with that much in valuables and a woman he didnt know. I’ve never met someone this stupid.

Sure you have. They just don't admit it is all.

13 posted on 09/16/2008 12:12:33 PM PDT by PeterFinn ("I will stand with the Muslims" - Baraq Hussein Obama p. 261 "Audacity of Hope")
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To: MplsSteve
"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."

Some cop. It's the first time someone ADMITTED to getting rolled.

14 posted on 09/16/2008 12:12:51 PM PDT by Fido969 ("The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax." - Albert Einstein)
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To: MplsSteve

Giuliani delegate?


15 posted on 09/16/2008 12:12:55 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("[Gov. Sarah Palin] is Phyllis Schlafly, only younger." -- Gloria Steinem)
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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. I used poor judgment.

"Only enough blood to think with one head at a time" is a story as old as humanity....

16 posted on 09/16/2008 12:13:07 PM PDT by steve-b (Intelligent design is to evolutionary biology what socialism is to free-market economics.)
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To: MplsSteve
A previous Pastor of mine used to say:

"Sin (i.e. Adultery, fornication, whoremongering) will take you further than you want to go, keep you longer than you want to stay, and cost you more than you're willing to pay"

Another famous fellow used to quote his momma as saying: "Stupid is as stupid does"

17 posted on 09/16/2008 12:13:42 PM PDT by jimmyray
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To: MplsSteve
A previous Pastor of mine used to say:

"Sin (i.e. Adultery, fornication, whoremongering) will take you further than you want to go, keep you longer than you want to stay, and cost you more than you're willing to pay"

Another famous fellow used to quote his momma as saying: "Stupid is as stupid does"

18 posted on 09/16/2008 12:13:55 PM PDT by jimmyray
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To: MplsSteve
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.

Can someone tell me what brand of watch costs $30K? I don't think a Rolex is anywhere near this expensive. And as for the earings and the Prada belt, let's just say he was at the wrong party's convention.

19 posted on 09/16/2008 12:14:54 PM PDT by jalisco555 ("My 80% friend is not my 20% enemy" - Ronald Reagan)
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To: jimmyray
Slow internet + impatient user = double post.

sorry

20 posted on 09/16/2008 12:15:26 PM PDT by jimmyray
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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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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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