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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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Grrrrrrr enough about OJ !!! Come on already TMZ:(

2592 days ago


The thing that really burns me is that he was so concerned about "his" childhood photos, happy memories of his life, etc that he went & did this.

There were a thousand other routes he could have taken to get those items back, legally & without harm but his selfishness, his arrogance let him go this way and now his own children have more shame from thy father, more teasing at school, more counseling -


2592 days ago


hey sam,

one thing.... please leave the kids out of it, ok? Can you imagine being raised by your mother's killer? say whatever else you like, but please try and be decent about the kids...just asking a favor.

I know we all make provacative comments in our posts, myself included, but how about leaving Sydney and Justin out of it. They don't deserve venom that's better directed elsewhere. They are both now old enough to see this stuff and I'm sure their lives are far from easy trying to deal with all this...

2592 days ago


Hilarious that OJ has a problem with someone committing a crime (stealing, if he even did) and getting away with it. I wish he would have said something to the effect of Beardsley 'getting away with murder'.

2592 days ago


qeman its more like " I SHOULNT DO TIME.....CAZ THE STUFF WAS MINE.

THE DUDE is screwed.what a dumbass he is.

2592 days ago


He shouldn't get charged with the gun thing. Everyone knows a knife is his weapon of choice. ;)

2592 days ago


Sex in the city...Wonder how OJ is going to like being some bih ugly guys sweetie when they take turns in prison. Bend over OJ, were slashing prices this week. You're up for free!! Yippe!! We've been waiting for your downfall after killing innocent Ron Goldman who was only dropping off eyeglasses to Nicole. Maybe you'll meet with a knife yourself big boy OJ while you're there and wear it well. We don't care.

2592 days ago

Skank You, Y'all    

Dearest Zip-

It's evident you're out on a day pass. PHLEEEEEEEEEEZE........
Enough of the psychobabble. It's past your bed-time - go nite nite.

Oh. And again, dearest Orenthal-
ROT IN HELL (along side Saddam)

2592 days ago


Who is this Zip moron who only spends time on line telling everyone else how bad they are commenting on OJ? We are glad he's feeling the pain of being incarcerated finally.

ZIP the idiot is the title he goes by to post, and is on line typing like he's got nothing else to do but take up space. HEY, ZIP!!!! GET A LIFE AND GET OUT THERE AND BE SEEN .. IF YOU CAN. TMZ IS FOR CLEBRITY GOSSIP AND YOU'RE ON HERE ALL THE TIME WITH POSTS AND DOING EXACTLY WHAT YOU TELL OTHERS THEY ARE. DOING WRONG. YOU'RE A CERTIFIED DUMMY !!!

2592 days ago


First of all, I want to know why TMZ has some many stories about OJ; we all know what his deal is.

Second, can anyone tell me if Nevada law allows recordings to be used as evidence since nobody announced that they were taping? Recordings are not permitted in all states, but I don't know about Nevada.

Also, why all the racist slurs on the boards?

2592 days ago

not- buyingit    

Zip,why are you still on this site if it's not important? Admit it, zip, you're obviously interested or else you're just trying to pull our leg!

Oh and Zip, it IS about oil or are you one of those who still thinks Saddam hit the World Trade Center!

Curious though, I live in Mesa where that other goon who was with OJ lives. Our local media say he is a real estate agent working in Tempe,Az. Scary and makes me wonder who in the world are all these "golf pals" of OJ's!

2592 days ago


Let me compliment Lori2U and her post #58, she is really on target when she caught ZIP out on a day pass without his Meds. Maybe he's been given this assignment as part of the test of his mental ineptness and he's proven he's passed. Lori2U you couldn't be more right about ZIP, the guy is manic.

2592 days ago

This is crap    

If aquiring and exploiting this tape, and leading into all the other non-credible garbage this person alledgedly has, doesn't prove that TMZ is CRAP, I don't know what does. Leave the man alone, he was found NOT GUILTY, by a jury of non-peers. Quit trying to put the man away already. So he wanted his stolen personal items back, big deal. He was escorted to the room by one of the occupants. Where are the two missing WHITE guys? I smell a set-up.There are soldiers dying in Iraq, that's the real story...get with it TMZ, put your work to GOOD use. Don't waste time on this non-story and call it news. You, Court TV, MSNBC, Jeraldo and Fox have all found him guilty already, based on his sad.

2592 days ago


Leave OJ ALONE!!!!! OH GOD PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEASE!!!!! HE Just wants MORE MORE MORE!!!! Well, well, the sick arrogant bastard OJ may finally get whats coming to him. It was only a matter of time, and now this psychopath will finally face justice. WHAT GOES AROUND, COMES AROUND. OJ YOU SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!§

2592 days ago


if you are tired of reading about O.J. you can always go to another site. Perez Hilton Prick still talks about dumbass Paris so visit him for awhile. I like what tmz is doing as for as keeping us informed on how this lowlife finally will be taken down.


2592 days ago
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