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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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316.

Cheryl    

B2 - you are a defeatist. And you are projecting. You blame all your problems on the world around you so that none of it is your fault or responsibility.

You say you (meaning your family) does not drink or do drugs. Then what was your son doing with drugs and drug paraphernalia? He did know it was illegal to carry right? And jail is not a resort. It's supposed to be bad. So you won't want to go there.

You say he was a teen charged as an adult for possession. I have to believe either he was eighteen or this wasn't his first bust if they charged him as an adult for simple possession. Or you live somewhere with a hyper zero tolerance policy, which your son would have been aware of prior to deciding to carry drugs on his person. Your son made a choice and he and you don't want to live with the consequences.

But according to your outlook on life, it is not your son's responsibility for the drugs and paraphernalia in his pocket. It's society or the government's responsibility for some reason. And when he went to jail, he should have been made comfortable and secure. How would that be a punishment? Why would he fear going back to jail? Jail would be a free hotel.

You are teaching your child that the law is for other people. You are teaching your child that he's not responsible for his own choices. You are teaching your child that other people should pay for his mistakes.

Why should I have to support him when he's all grown up and has decided that he's a victim and nothing is his responsibility? Why should I be more responsible for your son's well-being than he himself?

2563 days ago
317.

Wicked kool    

If the crime fits you must convict no glove this time it looks like the poo poo finally got u juice whats the old saying whats goes around comes around lookie lookie by the way does anyone really care oj is just another black broke athelete trying to get some attention its over your history how stupid can one man be he got away with murder but yet he still can not find any way to stay out of trouble I bet his kids are proud of him what an ermbarresement to himself and his family I hope you are proud of your self juice you make an excellent role model for your kids

2563 days ago
318.

the cannon    

Imagine what it was like for Ron when that animal cut loose on him. I hope he does alot of time!

2563 days ago
319.

jacjr    

I CANT POSSIBLY SEE WHY SO MANY PEOPLE ARE COMFORTABLE WITH THIS TYPE OF TREATMENT OF ANY PERSON LET ALONE OJ SIMPSON. WHETHER BLACK WHITE OR ANY RACE. BECAUSE SOME OF US DISLIKED THE CRIMINAL VERDICT, AHH, LETS TRY CIVIL, WE LIKE IT. $33MIL IS REALLY WHAT WE WANT. AHH, NOW BACK TO THE CRIMINAL, I KNOW I KNOW, THIS TIME, WE WONT LET HIM OUT OF JAIL. ANOTHER WAY WHATS LEFT OF OUR RIGHTS CONTINUES TO ERRODES.
THEY EVEN GIVE BAIL TO MOLESTERS MURDERERS RIGHT?

2563 days ago
320.

Johnnie C    

ok, my question is this: why wasn't EVERYONE arrested??? even the police concede some of the property was stolen. Last time I checked possesion of stolen goods is a crime.

2563 days ago
321.

i 4 an i    

STOLEN PROPERTY ? HA! HA! FROM A KNOWN MURDERER ?
ALSO THE PROPERTY ISNT STOLEN IF O.J. TRADED IT FOR CRACK!
YOU MUST BE JOKING, RIGHT?

2563 days ago
322.

Kalibr    

I am going to withhold my elation until Simpson trail. I do not doubt that he would get off again, especially if his lawyers play the race card once again.

I thought Simpson was a complete idiot for committing the murders of Nicole and Ron himslef, but leaving behind all the evidence that he did proved it for me. It was almost like he wanted to get caught. Luckily, he had a defense team that knew how to play the race card to his benefit and a group of nit-witted jurors that couldn't see past the defense BS.

The justice system in this country will loose all credibilty if this bastard gets off again.

2563 days ago
323.

supreme irony    

"Don't let anyone out of this room" OJ's famous last words

"Don't ever let OJ out of jail" Nevada State's famous last words

2563 days ago
324.

messywon    

Every DOG has i't's day. Yours has come OJ !!!!!!!!!!! Rott IN HELLLLLLLLLLLL

2563 days ago
325.

PUBLIC SAFETY IS AT STAKE    

Apparently, his life has been hellish since the murders and now he's lock up like the animal I've always believed he is.

VIVA, LAS VEGA!!!

2563 days ago
326.

JEAN    

you black folks need to wake up.did he do anything for you?????????????? he is a criminal HE IS THE KILLER WAKE UP........................

2563 days ago
327.

nay    

We saw the murder trial and all the evidence was there. He was let off because he was a "hero" to stupid, stupid people. He is a sociopath, he thinks he can get away with murder because he did. Lock him up, throw away the key and let the rest of the prison population take care of him.

2563 days ago
328.

Cheryl    

Msg 285:

Debby - O.J.'s memorabilia was awarded to the Goldman and Brown family in the civil suit.

O.J. does not cooperate with the police, as he himself was quoted as saying. That's why O.J. did not call the police to get these items back. He had no legal right to them and he doesn't like the police. Hence, the armed robbery.

Ron Goldman's father is upset because O.J. got away with brutally murdering his young son just because black people in LA wanted to punish white people. Mr. Goldman had O.J.'s Heisman Trophy melted down after taking possession of it. This was something he could have definitely sold for a small fortune. I don't think he's being greedy about this.

O.J. is not allowed to profit from the murder of Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown by court order. That is why the book rights we're awarded to Mr. Goldman. As owner of the rights to the book, he can call it whatever he likes. He's also donating all profits from the book to a charity that helps victims of domestic abuse. Again, I don't think he's being greedy.

I hope this clears things up for you and you can now understand that O.J. has no respect for the law and why people like Mr. Goldman don't like the man very much.

Or do you still believe that O.J. has legal problems because white people are racist?

2563 days ago
329.

SABINDI    

Two words for Vick = Too Stupid!
Two words for Juice = Too Stupid!

2563 days ago
330.

T    

I knew his arrogance would do him in eventually. A Stupid, arrogant, dumbass who thinks he's above the laws. Put him away for awhile this way we don't have to see him ugly face and listen to his disgusting lies. He's truly one of the most sick human beings on this earth who shouldn't even be alive today.

2563 days ago
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