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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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361.

anonymous    

GUILTY GUILTY GUILTY

OJ'S GOING TO PRISON

YEAH

2539 days ago
362.

HANGMAN    

OJ hates the world because he isnt ,,,,, and never will be white ,,,,,,,,, that is and has always been his greatest desire ,,,,,,,his resentment and intimidation of his own heritage coupled with the rage of his low self esteem has reduced him to status of not even a human.

2539 days ago
363.

RubberDucky    

Karma says it all.

2539 days ago
364.

Betty    

Any sane person that wants to retrieve stolen property goes to the police, files a theft report, gets the police to accompany him to retrieve the property---if it is legally his. If it's not legally his, you take some muscle with you and forciably take property. It's called robbery. With weapons , Armed robbery... case closed ...serve time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2539 days ago
365.

1blackchick    

Well. . . OJ for sure isn't squeaky clean on this one, but whatever. . . doesn't seem like life in prison awful. I hope the jurors on this case realize that it is a separate case than the Nicole Simpson -Ron Goldman trials. They deserved everything they got. If you're bold enough to do a man's wife in the home that the man's paid for, then you have to suffer the consequences if and when they come. His parents should have taught him to respect the sanctity of a marriage, and Nicole's parents should have taught her not to be a whore. Some things just won't be tolerated. OJ shouldn't have wanted a whore wife though. . . This case smells of a set-up, but OJ allowed it to happen. Only people I see gaining would be the Goldman family, so I wonder who put Riccio up to his shady deals.

2539 days ago
366.

jim    

First off O.J needs not to be locked up but the jail jacked up and him thrown under it
and to Zip if we all wanted to hear from an A--hole we would fart . this i believe is a gossip blog NOT a sounding board for everything that is ailing the world and if you are so smart about everything why don't you fix it ?? or run for congress or something after all politicians are great at throwing garbage around

2539 days ago
367.

1blackchick    

346. OJ hates the world because he isnt ,,,,, and never will be white ,,,,,,,,, that is and has always been his greatest desire ,,,,,,,his resentment and intimidation of his own heritage coupled with the rage of his low self esteem has reduced him to status of not even a human.

Posted at 7:57PM on Sep 17th 2007 by sam

I AGREE!!!! He's for sure not a "star" or has-been that I would identify with. But, I'll never feel sorry for Nicole and Ron. As post 75 said. . . What goes around comes around, and they for sure had it coming.

2539 days ago
368.

Tony    

There is a reasonable explanation for all of this. The "juce " memorbilia was in the house when ron and nicole where murdered and oj is looking for DNA evidence in his search for the real killers and he needed his gun toting friends to ensure he could recover these items You can tell by the tape how distraught he is about recovering his S$#T being so distraugt over the death of nicole. I hope he finds what hes looking for in jail.

2539 days ago
369.

PUBLIC SAFETY IS AT STAKE    

OK, I've been looking at the Nevada laws.

Can't he be charged with home invasion with a deadly weapon, burglary with a deadly weapon, kidnapping, and conspiracy?

2539 days ago
370.

Gia    

gee blackchick you are one cool lady. calling a dead woman and the mother of simpson's 2 children a whore. implying that goldman was sleeping with her when he in fact was there returning glasses. (because he, unlike thug simpson was a genuinely nice guy.) but you know you're right, how DARE nicole even give the appearance of being romantically interested in another man? just because she was DIVORCED from the man who continually cheated on her and beat the hell out of her, she had some nerve!! Maybe he wanted to knock her around a few more times, and she should have respected that because he paid for the condo. She and the kids should have lived on the streets, eh black chick?

what a complete and utter bitch you are. may the same fate befall you someday.

2539 days ago
371.

1blackchick    

Ummm. . . thought they were in a hotel? But to kidnapping and conspiracy . . . yes. And burglary with a deadly weapon would be a yes as well. . . except for those saying he was not in possession of the weapon.

To: 355. blackchik is a fool...oJ set up...yeah right...typical racist pig!!!

Posted at 9:18PM on Sep 17th 2007 by blacksmellikeoldfritochips

Hmm. . . nothing I said was racist. I would expect any man who works hard for his trophy wife to sit happily at home would be beyond upset to come home and find her in his bed with another man. . .regardless of race. . .that is simply uncool. And if you're going to do the crime you should be prepared to do the time. Unfortunately for them it appears it was a life sentence. . . but that's why parents teach morals. But hey. . .what do I know. . . my vikki's secret soap smells like Frito Chips. LOL!!! And OJ does seem to have a complex and a need to be accepted into the white community as well as the black community. He simply needed to be himself and not put on airs to impress others. He has become a joke, someone whom I would sit a say my goodness he had it all and made an absolute mess of his life. But I still don't feel bad for Ron and Nicole, nor do I feel bad for OJ. You make your bed, you lie in it. But I do say it is a bit odd to have a "friend" tell you to go to a location, and accompany you there with a recorder and you are unaware. But maybe in your circle of friends those events happen all the time.

2539 days ago
372.

sed    

REMEMBER VEGAS POLICE ARE CORRUPT ALSO SEE WHAT THEY DID IN THE TUPAC CASE WITH THERE SORRY ASS

2539 days ago
373.

Gia    

He won't get another black jury pal. And THAT is what is SO damn FUNNY!!!!

2539 days ago
374.

Gia    

I find it truly pathetic that black America could stand behind a killer and wife beater, and look at him as some kind of twisted role model. Particularly because he doesn't even care much for his own race. Just serves to show why some in society deserve their reputation as criminal, ignorant parasites.

2539 days ago
375.

Vegetine    

Beardsley, arrested Saturday, was one of those who allegdly drew a gun. Why was he released ROR, and OJ was denied bail? OJ a flight risk? I hardly think so. There's nowhere in the world he could go and not be recognized. I think, rather, that this is playing out as retribution for OJ being found not guilty back in 1995. I think cops, DA's and prosecutors all over want to make a name for themselves by getting OJ. It's a sad reflection on American jurisprudence.

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