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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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Too bad this incident didn't happen in Maricopia County, Az. where he would be in a
tent prison wearing pink panties and flip flops.

2537 days ago


Simpson is a genious! He couldnt have handled the situation any better. Free jail food for life!

2537 days ago

K Girl    

I think it is about time that Simpson takes the blame or is charged with something he did! Americas justice system is experiencing an out-of-body situation when it comes to "Celebrities" and their law-breaking actions.
There used to be a saying that, "No one is above the law", well it seems now that a lot of people are! Sure, they may get arrested and spend a few hours or even minutes in "jail", but when there sentence is handed down to them, it is a JOKE.
The only person that has served any real time for doing anything wrong seems to be Paris Hilton. As much as I don't care for her, I have to give her credit for being an adult and facing her consequences.
It is time that the justice system became just that.....the Justice system

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2537 days ago


Nicole is coming back to get revenge for having her head almost cut off!! According to oj ,he went in to the hotel room to get photos that Nicole had taken of her kids. Maybe Nicole put a voice in his head to go get the pictures. Sweet revenge! I hope oj goes down forever! What goes around comes around.....

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2537 days ago

Michael D.    

What concerns me is that OJ MIGHT have committed those murders (ex-wife and Goldman).

Those eyes.. OJs eyes.. might have seen that scene... and now YOU look in his eyes.

Sad... and he knows it..

2537 days ago


I love how someone found a way to make this about Iraq!

Sounds like OJ got some 'splanin' to do.

Then again, where was Mark Furman? He used the N word, so obviously he framed OJ again.

2537 days ago

Eddie Shabazz    

O.J. was found innocent of murder in 1994. Certain racists such as the Goldman family have decided that they are above our revered Democratic Process here in the USA and ignore the verdict of not guilty and retry O.J., thereby finding him guilty of murder. I'm very sorry for the deaths of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman. O.J. should not continue to be treated unfairly, robbed of monies and personal items in order to satisfy racists here in the USA who can't accept that (2) White Americans were murdered and the police/courts never convicted/found the killer(s). O.J. is making a good scape goat for the media and racist/antagonists. The recent arrest was hype/Clear setup. How coincidental for that recorder being in that dealer's pocket in the room. How do we know what was said before O.J.'s outburst of fustration on the recording? Total setup. O.J was not the first person in the USA found not guilty of murder, but he is Black, celebrity and was once loved by Whites. I thought that the Civil Verdict against O.J was racist as well. Eddie Shabazz (CT)

2537 days ago


OJ is a thug plain and simple. This is karma I tell you! Listening to this tape he tries to sound all official but is nothing but a big bully!! Sting operatin my a$$!! He is having delusions of grandeur. I could almost picture him acting like this wehn he took Nicole and Ron's lives! A$$ doesn't have Johnny to defend him this time. I hope he goes to jail!

2537 days ago


OJ is a murderer, a thief and a waste of meat. Those that defend him are willfully ignorant racists who only acknowledge the color of his skin.

2537 days ago


They keep saying on the news that it doesn't make any sense for Riccio to make a sound recording and imply that he was setting O.J. up. Here's one simple reason that makes perfect sense: he wanted to record the other dealers admitting that they stole the stuff. Simple as that.

2537 days ago


silent weapons for a quiet war!!!

2537 days ago


How can you do this to O.J. ????He is having a lot of problems,and his wife just got killed a few years ago , and he is spending all his time looking for her killers,and his movie carrer is over .and everyone just wants to make money off of him.Leave O.J. alone ,he's going through a hard time and HE IS A HUMAN !!!!

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