“Dylan Syer, 29, was hired by Ride Along star Kevin Hart in 2015 as a personal shopper to purchase several luxury items,” freep.com reports. “Using Hart’s cards, authorities say, Syer instead bought nearly $1.2 million on fine art and jewelry.” You probably won’t be surprised to learn that comedian Kevin Hart’s shopper had a thing for expensive watches . . .
Syer’s [now deleted] Instagram profile is littered with designer items, including Dior and Louis Vuitton, and studded with watches worth hundreds of thousands — from the iconic Rolex to the otherworldly Audemars Piguet.
In one of Syer’s posts is a photo of a blue Dior logo sweater that retails for upward of $2,000, next to some Christian Dior X Nike Air Jordan Calfskin Men’s Oblique low sneakers [above] that can cost as much as $10,000. Another post shows three watches, two Patek Philippe and one Audemars Piguet, captioned, “Quarter ticket on my wrist.”
Ten thousand dollar sneakers? An “otherworldly” Audemars Piguet and a brace of Pateks? Hang on.
There are lots of images of Mr. Hart wearing Pateks that Mr. Syer clearly didn’t keep for himself. So how many Patek Philippe watches does Kevin Hart own? Judging from the video below, the word “lots” doesn’t cover it.
The rich are different from you and me. Well, kinda. They have more money. To be fair, it rains money at Mr. Hart’s address; the former shoe salesman’s worth an estimated $200m.
Keeping track of that much cheddar is a full time job – for someone else. Besides, what hard-working celebrity has time to shop? And it seems certain that Mr. Hart has so many watches he probably doesn’t know exactly how many he has.
A post earlier today explored the topic of celebrity watches – their influence on fellow celebs, wealthy people and the hoi polloi. Suffice it to say, Kevin Hart’s shopper Dylan Syer faces a long stretch in prison for his perfidy. His inevitable downfall is a lesson to us all. If you’re going to steal from your boss, steal cash and keep your spending on the DL.
And if you’re Kevin Hart don’t forget to make a comedy routine about your victimization. Because who can’t identify with his loss? Other than 99.99 percent of the world’s population.