Are Dwight's "What is my perfect crime?" lines in Season 5, Episode 8 titled "Frame Toby", a reference to something? What is being referenced to?

The lines:

Dwight: What is my perfect crime? I break into Tiffany's at midnight. Do I go for the vault? No, I go for the chandelier. It's priceless. As I'm taking it down, a woman catches me. She tells me to stop. It's her father's business. She's Tiffany. I say no. We make love all night. In the morning, the cops come and I escape in one of their uniforms. I tell her to meet me in Mexico, but I go to Canada. I don't trust her. Besides, I like the cold. Thirty years later, I get a postcard. I have a son and he's the chief of police. This is where the story gets interesting. I tell Tiffany to meet me in Paris by the Trocadero. She's been waiting for me all these years. She's never taken another lover. I don't care. I don't show up. I go to Berlin. That's where I stashed the chandelier.

Source: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1248752/quotes?item=qt0502430

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    I don't think any of Dwight's fantasies are in reference to anything based in reality.
    – Flimzy
    Commented Dec 8, 2012 at 5:29
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    I am pretty sure the joke is that Dwight's perfect crime is so thoroughly thought out. Commented Feb 26, 2013 at 21:43
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    @JackBNimble: I know this is an ancient post now, but you should add that comment as an answer. I did a pretty extensive search online and there's absolutely nothing there. It's just Dwight being Dwight, as you correctly say. Commented Mar 6, 2014 at 19:45

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It appears the crime is his own creation.

Extensive searching hasn't unearthed any movies that are being referenced here and it doesn't appear in any cast interviews. It seems far more likely that the crime is just another example of the bizarre nature of Dwight, which is evident throughout the entire series. 

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