UPDATED Caller Claims to Be Burglar of Theresa Roemer's Closet, Sends Us a Bunch of Jewelry, Wisp of Hair

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Photo by Jeff Balke
A caller with a voice modulator says these items came from Roemer's closet.
Update--August 16 11:40 a.m.: Detective Brent Akin of the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office retrieved the package from the Houston Press Friday afternoon. Akin met us in a large conference room where the package was being held, and he asked us about the contents before donning gloves and placing the package in a brown evidence bag. He did not inspect the contents at our office. We'd been contacted by local and national media within minutes of the story going online, and a gaggle of news crews were in our offices by the time Akin arrived; they waited in a hallway and shot footage through the room's windows. Akin did not speak with reporters, but the Press gave several interviews after he left.

A person claiming to be the burglar who plundered socialite Theresa Roemer's closet has sent the Houston Press a cache of what appears to be costume jewelry -- including a locket with a lock of hair he claims was her dead son's.

The person initially called the Press August 12, and, speaking through a voice modulator, said he or she would be sending the items to prove that he is the person who burglarized her highly publicized, three-story closet August 2.

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Top: Screengrab via The Beauty Pulse; Bottom: Screengrab via Neiman Marcus
Compare the watch and bracelet we were sent to the items displayed in recent stories about Roemer.
The person did not provide a name and was allegedly calling from a burner phone with a 917 (New York City) area code. The alleged burglar claimed to have no relationship with Roemer and said he or she had only become aware of the closet through recent media reports. The person said he or she was not calling from Texas.

Roemer previously told reporters that the burglar had made off with an especially prized possession -- a lock of hair from her son, Michael, who died in a 2006 car crash, that she kept in a silver locket.

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The materials received by the Press Friday include a silver locket containing an approximately inch-long lock of brown hair bound in a rubber band. They arrived in a white envelope tucked inside a large brown envelope with no return address on it.

The person said he or she contacted the Press after discovering the stolen items were supposedly worthless, and after his request for a payment from Roemer for the return of the material fell through.

"I contacted Theresa Roemer and explained to her that her items were fake," the person said. "I requested over half a million dollars to return her items and not expose her to the news. During the meet, it seemed as if she contacted authorities. The deal never went through. I'm following through with my threat."

We have just received the materials and have no way of verifying their authenticity. Roemer just settled a bitter defamation suit against her stepson, Maximillian, who she accused in court documents of trashing her online.

Listen to a portion of the weird call:

We are contacting Theresa Roemer and will update this story with her comment and any other new information we get.

3:46 p.m. We reached Roemer who told us all calls should be directed to the detective in the case. Which we are doing.

3:49 p.m. We reached the detective and he's en route to our offices.


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24 comments
nix.nightbird
nix.nightbird

Who the f*ck is Theresa Roemer, and why the f*ck should I care who the f*ck she is?

maddog713
maddog713

Weird choice if publication to contact...they couldn't do better than the Houston press. Seems very strange

_sid.
_sid.

I am glad she got her locket back; apparently she isn't as concerned, but did get the launch of her fashion show out there. I dread the press when the facts come out and, IMHO, the intruder is known to her. Hope they unravel soon.

Pablo Casares
Pablo Casares

So her son with Col. Mustard. Used the candle stick to commit the crime .

xanadumeyers
xanadumeyers

Chevy Chase and Suzanne Somers standing by for casting call, this will make a great comic vignette. I've seen this story on every local media outlet, except maybe Houstonia, which will probably fit it into their next 'Great Homes in the Woodlands!' feature.

Eric Dick
Eric Dick

I have a gut feeling that her insurance company is going to deny the claim.

Eric Dick
Eric Dick

I have a guy feeling her insurance company is going to deny the claim

babychef42087
babychef42087

Who cares about her rich ass being robbed? There are people out here who are really hurting and I have to see her over- privileged ass crying about her stolen stuff.

Houstonian
Houstonian

She was crying on Good Morning America, for pete's sake!  How embarrassing!!!  Narcissism on crack!  Wow, this story is the most unbelievable story I've ever heard in 37 years in Houston!!!!

Unbelievable
Unbelievable

What really stinks to high heaven about this is that you need ID to get into Carlton Woods, where Mrs. Roemer lives.  They also take down your license plate number and give you a pass.  When you exit Carlton Woods, you have to stop again at the gate.  There's no way this is really a burglary.  I'm jumping on the insurance fraud train with the others on this thread.  Wow, it just gets weirder and weirder!

DeathBreath
DeathBreath

I loved this story.  I laughed so hard I cried.  Let me get this right.  This rich cunt goes on television & gives a grand tour of her private stash and shows everyone where the expensive treasures are located, high on the shelf.  Then, someone loots the place.  Bright idea!  How fucking stupid.  Yes, if  you advertise you treasures to the city of Houston & liberated of them afterward, you deserve it.  What a dumb fuck!  LMMFAO. 

Kim Sepahpur
Kim Sepahpur

Interested how much they claimed on insurance for stolen goods. This could go beyond a social snafu.

dimilano
dimilano

What gets me is the calculation of the thief and ransomer: it would be worth half a mil to this publicity seeking socialite to have her junk back, rather than for everyone to know that she she got taken and bought a bunch of fakes to stock her 3000 sq foot vanity closet.

Gaspar_Ramsey
Gaspar_Ramsey

Wow! This is like something out of "The Front Page." Hang in there, Hildy!


mcs8080
mcs8080

What a great story.........


Voltaggio
Voltaggio

Somewhere, Clifford is fuming, tearing at his sleeveless jean jacket.

patches
patches

National media in 3....2....1....

patches
patches

National media in 3....2....

malicet
malicet

@nix.nightbird this is one of the most interesting things I have read in a while.  If you don't care about it then go away bye

i_miss_him_0000
i_miss_him_0000

I agree. This whole thing may be a raging case of insurance fraud.

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