DESPITE Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Erika Jayne claiming that her ex Tom Girardi was injured confronting a burglar which left him in need of surgery- a police source contends- it didn’t happen.
The detective who responded to the scene of the alleged burglary at Tom and Erika’s swanky Pasadena mansion in January exclusively told The Sun “Tom wasn’t injured,” despite the claims made by the 50-year-old reality star during Wednesday’s episode of the Bravo show.
In fact, the police source clarified, there was never any contact whatsoever between Tom and the alleged burglar.
The detective said: “Tom was sleeping in his bedroom and he heard someone in the closet. Tom called out and thought it was the son, but he couldn’t tell because it was dark.
“He heard someone & saw a shadowy figure and he called out the son’s name, but no one responded.”
The alleged intruder left the home without a confrontation.
The detective added: “Tom showed me where he believed some cufflinks were taken. They were missing from the closet.”
There was no security camera footage available at the home which stifled the investigation, but the detective added they believed there was an issue with Tom’s mental acuity.
“He gave a statement saying he was traveling all over the place, but it just didn’t seem like that was possible, it didn’t seem like he would because he was pretty old.
“So, I don’t know if it’s like dementia or Alzheimer’s started kicking in or something like that,” the officer added.
Concerned for Tom’s wellbeing the officer said he contacted Tom’s brother.
“I spoke to the brother, he had told me he was already in court trying to get a conservatorship over him.
“We had also contacted some facilities that help with elderly people that would check on him and make sure he was okay.”
Erika had also claimed that her son, Tommy Zizzo, had a car accident on the way to see Tom after the burglary, and while that incident did not happen in Pasadena, the source was familiar with an incident of that nature transpiring around the time of the burglary.
The officer said that due to a lack of evidence and leads, the department ultimately suspended the case.
“We didn’t have any security video, or security cameras. We didn’t have any leads and we suspended the case because we really didn’t have anything to go on,” the officer said.
TALL TALE TOLD
Erika left many viewers confused with her story during Wednesday’s episode.
While sitting down with Kyle Richards, Erika admitted she was under a lot of stress after Tom’s home had been burglarized.
The Bravo star claimed Tom tried to confront the burglars and ended up in the hospital due to his Glaucoma.
In a confessional, Kyle slammed Erika for being dishonest and waiting days to tell her about the incident.
The RHOBH star said: “There seems to be a pattern. We’ll spend time with Erika and find out later there was this big situation in her life going on that she doesn’t share with us.”
Kyle, 52, continued: “When Erika withholds information, she just makes it hard to be able to support her.”
Erika explained Tom “confronted the burglar and then he had to go to the hospital and then have some sort of surgery.”
Erika added she “wasn’t sure” about his medical condition since she can’t see him.
Kyle expressed her skepticism in a confessional, sharing: “So Tom was burglarized how did she find out? Tom confronted the burglars? Did they do anything to him?”
Another factor in Erika’s story is that her son’s car “flipped five times” due to the snow as he drove him from visiting Tom in the hospital.
Kyle continued: “And what about your son? Was he hurt? Did his car flip? Is he okay?
“This story obviously sounds unbelievable. That’s the only word I can think of. It sounds unbelievable. Do that mean I don’t believe her? No. But it’s unbelievable.”
The incident happened shortly after Erika as moved into a $1.5m Los Angeles home with three bedrooms and two bathrooms following her filing for divorce from her husband of 20 years.