Have You Ever Been Robbed?

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” cast member Lisa Vanderpump and her constant four-legged companion, Gigolo, were robbed while staying at the Soho Grand Hotel in Manhattan. Here’s what Lisa had to say about the violation:

“I had four purses valued at just over $8,000 including two Christian Louboutins, one Louis Vuitton and one Chanel. Those were my signature bags. Boy do I feel violated. They told me I should have put my purses in the room’s safe. Come on, the safe wasn’t big enough to fit a wallet inside. The room is suppose to be safe.”

Sadly, being robbed or burglarized is all too common. A little more than a year ago, my overnight bag was stolen from a friend’s car. The thief made off with several pieces of my jewelry, including earrings I’d had since high school and a watch my parents gave me when I finished grad school, my eyeglasses, and my favorite denim jacket. My home was also broken into about 10 years go. So I understand Lisa’s anger. That’s kind of the cost of living in a large city like New York. Luckily, I haven’t been held at gun or knifepoint by a thief. Have you? Share your stories of being robbed in the comments. [Racked]