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O.J.'s Alleged Robbery

Caught on Tape!

9/17/2007 4:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

**WARNING: This audio contains graphic content. Listener discretion is advised.**

TMZ has obtained an audio tape of O.J. Simpson's confrontation with a sports memorabilia dealer that led to his arrest on felony robbery charges. In it, you hear someone say, "You against the motherf*****g wall."
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The tape was recorded by Thomas Riccio, who co-owns the auction house Universal Rarities. Riccio met up with Simpson just before the confrontation at the Palace Station Casino on Thursday night.

We're told Riccio was on hand to help Simpson prove certain memorabilia being auctioned by Alfred Beardsley was ill-gotten. Riccio says he believed Simpson was going to confront Beardsley in the hotel room to give him an ultimatum -- either hand over the goods or Simpson would call the cops.

Riccio turned his Olympus digital voice recorder on before the group entered the room -- a group that included Simpson and four other men. Almost immediately, Simpson went wild, hurling profanities at Beardsley and another memorabilia dealer, Bruce Fromong.

The confrontation lasts six minutes. It is graphic and telling. Simpson is clearly the ringleader. Simpson repeatedly says, "Think you can steal my s**t and sell it?"

To hear much more of the confrontation, watch TMZ TV tonight.

We're told Riccio also recorded the police interview with Beardsley and Fromong. Riccio also claims he has audio of Beardsley and Fromong conceding they didn't have a right to the memorabilia. Riccio also says he has audio of Bruce Fromong saying he helped Simpson hide money in offshore accounts.

And there's this: Riccio's partner, Jeff Woolf, says Simpson left a message on Riccio's cellphone trying to convince him that there was no gun involved in the robbery.

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181.

callmeAL    

all of you who think that it will be pure hell for o. j. in prison, think again. just think of the black thugs who are going to absolutely WORSHIP him for who he is.......he'll be KING in prison.

2561 days ago
182.

Me    

I don't know whether the law's changed, but Nevada is the only state with this screwy all-party consent to taped conversations. Many states are one-party consent. In Nevada, it sounds like it depends on how a particular judge interprets whether the party who was taping was involved or not...and that Riccio may have been trying to help his buddy/pal, and instead really screwed him over with this under the law. Will be interesting to see if this is ruled on as inadmissable. Hope not. And being that someone was hiding money for OJ (gasp...there's a surprise...not), I'm betting Fred Goldman will be interested in hearing the ruling on the taping too.

2561 days ago
183.

Me    

Too bad we don't come from a species where they eat their young. We would have been rid of him long ago.

2561 days ago
184.

ronnie    

leave oj alone you people will due anything for a buck .sound like a set-up to me , this case will be throw out lack of proof . most O J will get charge with is disorley conduct. time .

2561 days ago
185.

Chicken Little    

Hey ZIP!!!! Watch out..............................THE SKY IS FALLING!!!!!!!!

2561 days ago
186.

Chris    

so sick of you people- you're not even worth getting mad at since you used the words "gold digging slut" to describe a murder victim. That statement tells exactly what type of person you are. Your comparison doesn't even make sense. I hope to God you don't have children since they will likely turn out just like OJ.

2561 days ago
187.

Rick    

This planet is doomed. People are ignorant. Nobody gets out of this life alive. God is the only one who can fix this global fiasco now!!!

2561 days ago
188.

just me    

I heard on Fox news Friday that OJ gave the memorabilia to a friend so that the Goldman's wouldn't get it and profit.....if that is the case the stuff wasn't OJ's!

2561 days ago
189.

Rick    

Hi Tami :-)

2561 days ago
190.

Debby Hamilton    

Most Police officers really did not do good jobs to help OJ to return his belongings that had been stolen. He did this to get attention. He cooperates with police officers so... why bothers all white people? Unfortunately, people are still obessessed about his past. Goldman and Brown must be racist and greedy about money they want from OJ . I am white. It is harder for OJ to make living in public, is that because of racists? Goldman's son is gone, why does his father wants million of dollars? What are they are going to do with 33.5 millions? His father finds way how to make money by owning the book written by OJ and change the title "If I did it: confession of the killer" I think he should not be allowed to change it because it was not OJ's idea. That is very unreasonable price. Because many people in the world who lost their loved ones by war, murders, etc., do not get million of dollars. Be reasonable and treat OJ like everyone else, not after his money.

2561 days ago
191.

ProfessorVP    

Well, as the late Johnnie Cochran so sagely predicted when he defended OJ in the criminal trial, "If I can get one black person on the jury..." and we know the rest. Why should it be any different if OJ's next trial is before a jury?

As any intelligent person knows, letting OJ Simpson walk for murder or robbery makes up for all the past injustices innocent and law-abiding black people have endured. Right?

2561 days ago
192.

just me    

Hi Rick....whoever you are!

2561 days ago
193.

Just ~*Marge*~    

If there is ANYONE out there that believes in OJ's true innocence ...
you are in the idiotic minority~

This egomanical killer just ran out of rope !

Justice ? Let us hope~

2561 days ago
194.

redsox4eva    

hahahaha .....what a BEAUTIFUL SITE! seeing his bloodshot eyes in a MUG SHOT!! hahahaha NO JOHNNY TO HELP YOU NOW.........U POS! hahahahahaha AND ON TAPE?!!!! hahahaha GUILTY GUILTY GUILTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2561 days ago
195.

cleve    

I am so dissapointed at the police are been used against citizens in america that are suppossed to lead by example. What a frame up. I am sure the police are involved this time to see if they can put this man in jail for nothing. Whats wrong about having my stuffs wrongfully taken from me back non-violently. Thye are trying to use thier mistakes and incompetence to make this man OJ a hero again. We will see how the trial goes. Such a society full of racial hatred(America) God Course U this time.

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