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'Catwoman' Actress Busts Alleged Jewel Thief

12/9/2009 8:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

'Catwoman' Actress Busts Alleged Jewel ThiefCatwoman is now a crime fighter ... or at least the woman who played Catwoman is.

Cops apprehended a man suspected of stealing $25,000 worth of jewelry from Julie Newmar's home back in 2008 -- and authorities say the actress is responsible for cracking the case.

According to law enforcement sources, 76-year-old Newmar -- who played Catwoman on the old "Batman" TV show -- was trolling through the Internet recently, when she "discovered the items for sale on Ebay."

Authorities say they were able to track the items back to a man named Robert Ouriel -- a former acquaintance of Newmar. Ouriel was eventually arrested and charged with grand theft -- if convicted he faces up to 3 years in prison.

The lesson: You mess with the kitty, you get the claws.

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CeeJayRox    

MEOW!

1777 days ago
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Carnac    

"acquaintance..."

in other words, Old Girl was banging the foreigner.....

1777 days ago
3.

Lightbulb Moment    

Did she happen to write him a note, starting with "To Wong Foo...Thanks for everything..." ??

1777 days ago
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UGGGGHHH    

good for catwoman. What a loser Robert Ouriel is. Hope he rots in jail.

1777 days ago
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MAX POWER    

Purrrrfect! She's the real Catwoman.

1777 days ago
6.

JustWatchMe    

She still looks great!

Good for her!

1777 days ago
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wasted days and wasted nights    

Hooray for Catwoman!

1777 days ago
8.

Bonnie    

Do you guys hate women? The woman solves a crime the largely male police haven't and you take a backhand swipe at her by writing she was "trolling" the internet?

Give it a rest.

1777 days ago
9.

Nick    

Good for Julie. Congrats.

1777 days ago
10.

Party 'till you die!    

Good. For Her!!!!

1777 days ago
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robert foley    

I wonder if this is the Robert Ouriel I know from NY, who poses as a lawyer.
Guys not playing with a full deck. Bo, you getting outfitted for prison garb.

1777 days ago
12.

Homer    

I am Catwoman, hear me purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

1777 days ago
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HasBeens    

I am VERY impressed! Julie Newmar has to be in her 60s or 70s, and she is technologically-inclined, and smart enough to solve her own crime. My Mom, who is 68, won't touch a computer with a ten foot pole.

1777 days ago
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PolarBear    

Those Batman TV shows were a loooooooooooooong time ago, but I remember seeing her in it and she was so over-the-top clownish sexy it was like a sex volcano went off on screen. She was on just about the same time as "I Dream Of Genie", which featured another nose-wiggler who has built like a dream, or a genie, or a catwomen (take your pick, it was all cartoonish anyway). Batman and Robin were portrayed as introverted computer game geeks who never had a response for Ms Catwoman. Kind of like the moron on I Dream Of Genie who never showed much concern for the true beauty (Barbara Eden) who was the daily co-star, or in fact, quite obviously the star of the show.

1777 days ago
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ralphie the one-eyed    

Can I scratch kitty behind the ear?

1777 days ago
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