The thief who stole Lupita Nyong’o’s $150,000 pearl Oscar dress two days ago has returned the dress to her hotel.
The thief returned the gown in a trash bag on Friday afternoon and then called TMZ, who notified police. The garment is now in police custody.
TMZ has an interesting report on why and how the thief stole the gown:
A guy called us at around 2:30 PM Friday and said he had taken the dress from Lupita’s hotel room after he noticed the door was ajar. He said he and others took 2 pearls off of the dress and took them to the garment district in downtown L.A. … where we’re told they weren’t real.
The thief says he decided to take the dress back to the London in a garment bag that was inside a trash bag that he deposited in a 2nd floor bathroom adjacent to a fitness center.
We contacted the L.A. County Sheriff’s Dept. and gave them the info. They went over to the hotel and retrieved the bag and they found a garment bag with the dress inside.
Law enforcement says they were told the Calvin Klein dress was worth $150K, but the thief says it’s almost worthless.
The thief told us he returned the bag and called us because he wanted the world to know “Hollywood’s fake bulls**t.”
So the heist was all about exposing Hollywood’s red carpet fakery. ENTmania!’s not sure how wise this stunt is.
There is not word yet on whether the thief will be arrested.