Colorado GOP delegate robbed of $120,000 in St. Paul

(At least he still has both kidneys – promoted by Colorado Pols)

The Pioneer Press in St. Paul reports,…

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.

Perhaps the thief read one of the interviews that Schwartz gave during the convention?

In an interview filmed the afternoon of Sept. 3 and posted on the Web site, Schwartz was candid about how he envisioned change under a McCain presidency.

“Less taxes and more war,” he said, smiling. He said the U.S. should “bomb the hell” out of Iran because the country threatens Israel.

Asked by the interviewer how America would pay for a military confrontation with Iran, he said the U.S. should take the country’s resources.

“We should plant a flag. Take the oil, take the money,” he said. “We deserve reimbursement.”

A few hours after the interview, an unknown woman helped herself to Schwartz’s resources.

Classy guy. I’m guessing he doesn’t believe in karma but perhaps this will change his mind.

UPDATE: Now with video below the fold

Thanks to Wonkette for linking to the video.…

61 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. One Queer Dude says:

    As our theocratic friends in the GOP would say, God helps those who lep themselves.  Or perhaps this was God’s revenge on someone preparing to fornicate.

  2. ClubTwitty says:

    Must be one of McCain’s ‘middle class’ voters.

  3. DavidThi808 says:

    They’re in worse shape than I thought.

  4. Sir Robin says:

    Why should we be surprised?

  5. twas brillig says:

    “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.”

    That’s because most people aren’t so stupid.  

  6. Steve Balboni says:

    I just spit out my drink. Classic.  

  7. Early Worm says:

    Is this an example of trickle down economics, or just “A fool and his [parent’s] money are soon parted.” – Thomas Tussser.

    Bonus quote, “A fool and his money are soon elected.” – Will Rodgers.  

  8. Gilpin Guy says:

    on the way in to Invesco but that was about $300.

    He was looking to laid and ended up getting screwed.  Bummer dude.

  9. ModerateGal says:

    Schwartz says the dollar figure of the theft quoted in the M/StP article is innacurate. He also says it was date rape.

    • ModerateGal says:

      Never mind. I see the quotes were included in the article linked at the top of the thread, which I didn’t read until AFTER I posted about the updates to the Denver Channel article.

    • Laughing Boy says:

      I want to slap the shit out of this guy.  I’m sorry, but he really deserves it.

    • Early Worm says:

      “Also, some media outlets, with no sense of humor, have linked a silly interview that I gave to a little-known Internet outlet. When joking around with its so-called reporters, I thought the interview was a satire and didn’t take it seriously. The interview is a farce and does not accurately express my political views. I endorse the platform of the Republican National Committee.”

      He clearly shares McCain’s refined sense of humor:  “Bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb Iran.”

    • parsingreality says:

      …during the heist?

      Man, you can’t make this stuff up.  While Republicans cause me high levels of anger, they also supply me with lots of laughter.

      Become a liberal.  Your IQ goes up ten points instantly.  

    • Half Glass Full says:

      For this Republican delegate, getting his bling stolen – all of which he will undoubtedly get reimbursed through insurance – equates to a woman getting sexually assaulted?

      Classy. The guy probably LOVES Sarah Palin too…

  10. ohwilleke says:

    O.K., just an attorney like me, but still . . . clearly he is not the millionaire next door type.

  11. Half Glass Full says:

    I’m sorry, but the guy looks like a dick as much as he sounds like one. “Less taxes and more war!” Nyuk nyuk.

    What a complete and utter moron.

  12. Early Worm says:

    HIs own ad is almost as embarrasing as his LinkTV interview.

    We should at least give him a free plug in light of all that he has suffered.

  13. ClubTwitty says:

    clearly she was interested in his with, charm, and general likability.  The 120k in cash & bling was just a bonus.  

  14. Arvadonian says:

    is a delegate to the convention of the party of “Family Values” doing going back to a hotel room with a woman he just met?

    Yet these bastards are going to sit in judgement of me and my family?

    F*#@ing hypocrite.

  15. Fidel's dirt nap says:

    1. Don’t leave jewelry just lying around your hotel room if its worth over $ 1K

    2. Don’t ever let Ann Coulter mix your drinks for you

    3. Don’t get drunk and say what you really feel on TV

    4. All the other delegates seemed to like war and debt too, AND

    5. Rush Limbaugh rocks even more in person !

  16. DavidThi808 says:

    He tells the world that he’s a moron, a slime-bag, and can’t get laid for even 120K.

    Why on earth is he telling people this?

  17. Barron X says:


    Do you mean to tell me this exact same thing NEVER happened to you ?  


    • KateLennon says:

      Admit it, your best Prada belt was on clearance for $999.99.

    • Car 31 says:

      A girlfriend let me use her television because she didn’t have a need for it. Then said woman and myself fell apart, but she left the TV.

      Months later, on Super Bowl Sunday, in the middle of the game, she shows up at my apartment asking for her tele back.

      Now all of my possessions at the time didn’t equal one of this guy’s bar tabs, but I learned the lesson – the fastest way to lose something of value, is to lose it to the female persuasion…

  18. ClubTwitty says:

    “Politics doesn’t have to be a dirty game; we can make this one of charity. peace and love to you all!” the Beaver Creek resident wrote on his website.

  19. Canines says:

    You’d think this guy would know the Beastie Boys song of the same name, by heart:

    The girl came up to me she said she loved the show

    Asked her to come home and she couldn’t say, “No!”

    We got the crib – there’s Adam and D.

    We didn’t say a word – they just stared at me

    I said, “I don’t know her just met her tonight.”

    And Adrock started hiding everything in sight

    D. pulled me over said, “Hide your gold,

    The girl is crafty like ice is cold!”

    The girl is crafty – she knows all the moves

    I started playing records – she knew all the groo-hooves

    He thought she was a thief – and D. was right

    But I just figured she’d spend the night

    When I woke up late in the afternoon

    She had taken all the things from inside his room

    I found myself sleeping in the middle of the floor

    She had taken the bed and the chest of drawers

    The mirror, the TV, the new guitar cord

    My remote control and my old skateboard

    She robbed us blind – she took all we owned

    And the boys blamed me for bringing her home

  20. Russell_in_Vail says:

    Its people like Schwartz that give us jews a bad name.  I can’t believe his stupid comments about war.

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