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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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You don't know Zip    


You said: "This is all unimportant. We have thousands of nukes aimed at us...and thousands of nukes aimed at others. People are dying of AIDS. 12 American Children die of starvation each week...and we are the richiest country in the world?"

Here are a few questions for you:

1) Can you scan and post somewhere photocopies of your cancelled checks (you can black out your name and account number for privacy) of all the money you have personally donated to Darfur relief. Or can you provide any copies of letters you've written to your Congressperson asking them to help Darfur.

2) You wrote "we are the richiest country in the world?" Is this how you spell "richest" with an "i"? Also, if our country is sooo rich then why do we have 40 million people who can't even afford basic health insurance? Who's rich? Are you rich? In 2006, on average, each American spent $20 for every $19 dollars that they earned. How long will this last? People in America don't have health insurance not because they don't make enough money, but because they mismanage their money and would rather go to the mall and run up their credit cards than pay for their health needs..public school kids are wearing $100 pairs of sneakers. Wake up. Most of this country lives pay check to pay check. Its because they're spend happy. Why should I pay for this behavior? Where in the US constitution does it say you're promised health care for free in America? In France they have free health care. They pay 70% in taxes and the poorest of the people (i.e. the Muslim immigrants) don't pay their fair share into the tax system, but use it a lot...and the best part is that with the few dollars they save, they are able to donate to their favorite charities back home..i.e. Al Queda, Hezbollah, PLO. Maybe you've heard of them.

3) I don't want to pay for someone's gastric bypass surgery because they ate too many Big Macs and now weigh 300lbs. Nor do I want to pay for someone who thinks their nose is ugly and claims to have a 'deviated septum'. There's ton of BS in the health industry now, imagine how much worse it will be if the government took over.

Good luck to you. Be careful what you wish for, you just may get it. People with your kind of thinking are the very reason we have the problems you listed above. No logic! Get some and do some reading.

2600 days ago


I hope they finally get him!! He is a murdering, lying piece of trash. I feel bad for his kids. How embarassed would I be if he were my dad?? Just can't stay out of trouble! Confess O.J. and do everyone a favor and be a man!!

2598 days ago


O.J. needs to spend the rest of his life in prison. He murders 2 people and gets off and now he does a robbery and they lock him up - now come on folks lets get real here. He should just be put away for life and somewhere where we never have to hear his name again forever.

2598 days ago

Good Grief!    

How many black jurors on the civil court jury, declaring O.J. guilty?

2596 days ago

Dean Martin    

Here we go again. Lets Blame OJ for the first alleged crime that can't be solved.
Everyone has been out to get Mr.Simpson ever since Nichole got killed by drug dealers.
Why is It always the "Black" Guy, Micheal Jackson, Kobe Bryant, Mike Vick and OJ Simpson that did it?

2596 days ago

Libra are not alone in your beliefs, although it would almost appear so from the comments posted on this site. It makes me sick too that this type of news gets more attention than the real important things in life.

I't's not that I'm on O.J.'s side ...I also believe like the majority, that he was most likely guilty of the murders...BUT WE FAILED TO GET HIM....if we want to be angry at someone, be angry at our legal system.. and because we failed to get him does NOT give us the right now to EXAGGERATE everything he does. I would be willing to bet that if it was anyone other than O.J. in this incident, that person would not be facing SO many charges. It's "we couldn't get him then so we will make sure we can get him on something now". Everything O.J. does now will be magnified ten times. If he spits on the becomes Destruction of Property, If he slaps someone on the wrist, it becomes Assault with a deadly weapon.

I would like to add that O.J. did not get off free....he might have gotten out of going to jail, but there are other forms of prison. Try to imagine what it must feel like to be stripped of all the love and respect that people once had for you. People that once put you on a pedestal now look at you with hatred and disgust. Imagine, that no matter what you do for the rest of your life, people will not see beyond the thought that you are a murderer.

It's not that I feel sorry for O.J....I'm just trying to make the point that he did not get off free.

2594 days ago


Thank you, comment #11. He murdered Nicole Brown Simpson. Killed a beautiful woman and got away with it. I hope he gets the electric chair. I hope he rots in hell!!!

2589 days ago


The Bible says vengence is the Lord's.Therefore if OJ did or didn't kill his wife or the waiter(lover), God will punish him. What's done in darkness will come to light.Trust and believe there is no punishment greater than what GOD can do.That also goes for those who want to be god.
Leave the poor man alone.All the money in the world or earthly possessions will not and can not bring anyone back to life.And still you will never be satisfied if it did.
You want to burn in hell forever because you won't forgive and let it go.Move on,let it go, and get over it. For your soul's sake.
KEYWORD for today:FORGIVE!!!!!!

2588 days ago


I bet OJ is wishing Johnnie Cochran was still ALIVE!!

2544 days ago


you bastards just want to find something to nail OJ with.. GET A F***ING LIFE!

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