This is Why the Guy Who Stole Lupita Nyong'o's Oscar Dress Gave it Back

The story of how the actress got her dress back is weirder than it being stolen in the first place.

This is Why the Guy Who Stole Lupita Nyong'o's Oscar Dress Gave it Back
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Lupita Nyong'o was one of the best dressed stars at the Oscars last Sunday night in a gorgeous pearl Calvin Klein gown. But after the festivities were over, someone plucked the dress from her hotel room.

But now there's good news: After a two-day caper, the dress has been returned. And the story on how Nyong'o got her dress back is almost weirder than it being stolen in the first place.

Get this: TMZ received a phone call from the incredibly noble thief at about 2:30pm telling the outlet he'd dropped the dress back off at The London West Hollywood — stuffed in a garbage bag in a corner of a second-floor bathroom. And, sure enough, deputies from the L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. located the gown.

This is Why the Guy Who Stole Lupita Nyong'o's Oscar Dress Gave it Back
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Here's the clincher: The dude decided to hand the Calvin Klein confection because he found out the pearls were fake. (Rumors went around Sunday that the gown was worth anywhere from $150,000 to $10 MILLION.)

Apparently the burglar took two of the pearls from the dress to the garment district in L.A. and when he discovered the dress wasn't covered in millions of dollars worth of gems from the sea, he opted to give the gown back. What a guy!

This is Why the Guy Who Stole Lupita Nyong'o's Oscar Dress Gave it Back
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A source connected to Women's Creative Director of Calvin Klein, Francisco Costa, told TMZ:  "Did anyone ever say they were real from Calvin Klein? I always assumed everyone knew they were fake, but I guess not."

The insider then added, "Do they really make dresses out of real jewels since Cleopatra died?"

The thief also told TMZ that he took the dress after noticing the hotel room door was ajar.

So far, no word from Ms. Nyong'o about the ordeal.

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