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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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406.

Susan D    

THE STOLEN STUFF WAS MINE
NOW I MUST DO THE TIME.

I TOOK A MAJOR FIT
THE JURY MUST CONVICT.

LOL

2555 days ago
407.

norah kaye    

YES!!!!!!!!!!! Maybe OJ (that egotistical, psychopathic thug ) will finally get what is coming to him. YES, YES, YES !!!!!!!!!!!

One can only hope that the people of Nevada (potential jurors) are intelligent people who can see beyond race, don't idolize idiots, and truly judge unbiasedly. The jurors in the OJ murder trial were clearly setting a murderer free because he was black and was a sports idol. Maybe, just maybe, if this makes it to a jury trial, there will be honest people in the jury box.

2555 days ago
408.

STIV    

@Karald Aushix--

Idiot, the crime is committed as soon as he walked into the room and told them to "stand against the wall" and "show me your hands" against their will. What planet are you on?

2555 days ago
409.

Carl    

Just feel that Ojays picture has been shown on aol screen long enough>>It gets kinda irritating to have to see it every time you log on or don't cover it>>I have no feelings either way about the man, but am tired of having to look at him each time I turn aol on>>

2555 days ago
410.

No she didn't......    

Freaky Papa,

You are an idiot.

Your name should be Freaking Pitiful.

Yes, I did.

2555 days ago
411.

INTERESTED PARTY    

Hard to believe O.J. did not pre-arrange the armed robbery; especially since there is no evidence on the audio tape that he was (1) surprised that guns were drawn, or (2) making any attempt to get the guns put away. As to the argument that the 'stuff' beolonged to O.J., I personally believe it is immaterial to the charge of armed robbery. As is the option of any other U.S. citizen, he had only to call the police for assistance if he felt he needed it. Sounds more like a gang of hoodlums strong-arming a robbery victim to me.

2555 days ago
412.

Squeeze The Juice    

What happened to the unedited version of the tape that was on here last night?

C'mon I wanna hear the "juicy" one again!

Seriously, what did ya guys do with it?

2555 days ago
413.

elaventia    

Karma's a b*tch.

2555 days ago
414.

NatLamp    

Kato Kaelin's totally freaked out over this.

Go check out the webcam video he shot.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=qZnUMqMH8M8

2555 days ago
415.

Jack Meoff    

According to the judical system OJ didn't do it.
I know I can go down to Mississippi and find a few black people who know the 70 year old white man that killed her uncle in public but an ALL WHITE jury said they were innocent.
America was is and always be a RACIST country.
Granted there are good people on both sides of the fence.
Jena 6. Thats unbeliveable but yet its happening. This is 2007.
All of the hatred in the comments. Its all ugly.
I understand the Goldmans lost family members and I feel for anyone who looses someone they love. Some of the things they say aren't very nice.
Marv Albert was back on TV within months after his sexual case and they don't mention everytime he comes othe air.
If a black athelete does something its talked about everytime his name is mentioned.
OJ has the right to earn a living.
Oliver North was traveling around giving speaches for upwards of 4 grand per speach after Iran Contra. According to White America thats all good.
Bush and his people have been a disgrace andhe is still in office.
America!! What a racist country...

2555 days ago
416.

Larry - St. Louis    

One of the greatest sins in ancient Greek theater was Hubris or the sin of pride. It was even more unforgivable than murder. If you were guilty of hubris the gods always got you in the end.

It seems that O.J. is the star of a modern Greek tragedy playing out before our eyes. It looks like the gods have him by the short hairs after all.

2555 days ago
417.

Morto    

This is Marcia Clark's and Chris Darden's ultimate wet dream. Lots of corks are-a-poppin in the hills of Beverly.

2555 days ago
418.

boardmeeting    

gee! in all fairness to OJ, i don't think there's a corner in this great land where he
can get a fair arraignment or trial, SO, let's ship his filthy ass over to Iraq! i'm sure
he can get FAIR and IMMEDIATE legal process there!!

2554 days ago
419.

B NAST    

CLEARLY A SET UP. THE CHARGES ARE CHANGED TO LESSER CHARGES AND THE GUY WHO SET THE MEETING UP"OR ROBBERY AS THEY CALL IT "WAS THE SAME GUY WHO TAPED TAPED IT.

2554 days ago
420.

Panhead pat    

Do you really think OJ will do time? these attorneys just want to make a name for themselves as well as the DA. After all he OJ. did walk from a dubble murder charge.

2554 days ago
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