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.”
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.
The victim was identified as Gabriel Nathan Schwartz, 29, of
Denver, 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.”
During the convention, Schwarz wasn’t shy about talking to the
media. In an Associated Press article about Sen. John McCain’s
acceptance speech, Schwartz was quoted as saying that as far as
oratorical skills go, McCain “has more experience in his little pinkie”
than Democratic nominee Barack Obama.