New Twist in Million-Dollar Mega-Closet Robbery

Thief claims the items taken in the robbery are actually fakes.
2:27 | 08/18/14

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Turn now to the shocking twists in the robbery of the million dollar megacloset in Houston. The person claiming to be the thief say the luxury items are fakes. Gio Benitez has the details. Good morning. As if it wasn't bizarre already, now potential extortion. The so-called thief using a creepy voice changer fulfilling a threat to call the media and claiming the items he stole aren't the real deal. Watch. It just got megaweird. Listen. All the items that were taken were fake. Reporter: The mystery man on this phone call claims to be this man, caught on camera. Allegedly steal what the owner says is more than a million dollars worth of designer bags and jewelry from the three-floor closet. Welcome to my closet. Reporter: Owned by Texas millionaire socialize Teresa Romer. I can have fundraisers in the closet. Reporter: And just days after the break in -- I asked this person how can they prove that they really were the burglar. If you give me an address, I will send you samples of items of hers. Reporter: He says he received the items Friday in a simple white envelope. A watch, bracelet, locket. Could they really be her belongings? I don't know. I don't know. I have no idea. Reporter: The former miss Texas speaking only with "Good morning America" says she hasn't seen the items in person yet, but she insists the goods stolen from her are real. Really? We are now allowing crooks to have credentials? They're a crook. Reporter: So why did the alleged crook come forward? The Houston press says he demanded she pay a half a million dollars in exchange for the items or tell the media they were fake. This morning, the police are investigating the contents of the envelope, and she believes the crook will be caught. He thinks he's smart. But even the smartest -- the prison is full of smart people. Because sooner or later they mess up. Reporter: And the man claiming to be the thief used what's called a burner phone to make the strange call. Can't trace it. And told the Houston press he does not know her and first learned of the closet after seeing it on TV.

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