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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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Gent Bent, re: Who's dumber, Michael Vick or OJ? I'm not talking about the crimes, I'm talking about stupidity.

2558 days ago


I want Judge Judy to try this case! ! ! ! ! ! !

2558 days ago


What are we all thinking? There is a real live WAR going on with people dying, maimed..and these are our best soldiers... Our concerns and prayers should be towards That crisis....not OJ!! I realize we get numb...but lets get refocused on WHAT REALLY MATTERS. Getting our soldiers on home soil...back with their families and allow the healing to begin.

2558 days ago


Can we just euthanize him now?? It will be most entertaining watching him in court tho'.........the megalomaniac's aura of arrogance will yet again be on display. Every time that despicable mass of plasma takes a breath, he defiles the planet.
Too bad Johnie Cochran isn't around anymore........he'd be spinning quite the tale right now.
Kudos to the Goldmans.........isn't it ironic they could be the benefactors of the infamous suit !!!!!!! Hmmmmmmmm, what should they do with it ?
We, the public, have been waiting a long time for poor, misunderstood OJ to thumb his nose at the law. Looks like his high and lofty perch may crumble........and hopefully he's sitting on when it crashes..
Have a nice day OJ, you so deserve it !!!!!!!!!!
What you continue to do to your children is pathetic.

2558 days ago


Honey child, let me guess, he is guilty? right. Let the sorry *** burn in hell......
HE IS A MURDERER..................

2558 days ago


This man's stupidity is almost as great as his arrogance. It was only a matter of time before the criminal emerged again from behind the affable "Juice" image. Lucky that this time no one was killed.

2558 days ago

who cares    

its about time the sorry ass got busted
he needs to do some big time in the big house
could knock that smirk off his ugly ass face
killer that he is

2558 days ago


TMZ, how did you get that tape?? You are always first at almost all of the breaking news for celebrities, music artists etc. Wonder how you do it?? All of the men involved in OJ's brilliant sting operation are thugs with a seedy background. Riccio and Woolf's 'Universal Rarities' auction house must be a questionable business and I sure did not realize that anyone would even want any of OJ's memorabilia --sports or clothing as of today.

2558 days ago

Mr. X    

OJ is really going to feel the squeeze in prison. Hike it up OJ-justice owes you a big long hard one.

2558 days ago


OK... comment #4....stay encouraged even amongst the haters. God gets the Glory in the end....yes...even on a blogger site. gun or no gun.

2558 days ago


Would you idiots stop babbling on about God. I'm sure GOD doesn't look kindly upon a person who slaughters 2 people.

2558 days ago

Rocco and David    

I'm a bit concerned that the 10% or so, of OJ supporters who think he could not have done this, will RIOT when "GUILTY" is sounded. This will set off a wave of (so called) retaliation against justice - Poor folks of Las Vegas, and the other major cities of this country - your cities will be destroyed.

I say the police should be allowed, to shoot on spot, anyone who loots, burns, destroys, etc in the aftermath of a guilty verdict.

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2558 days ago


Ladyridah.......I don't need you to tell me about what is happening in our world. This site is specifically for OJ comments, get it ?????
Maybe you were sitting on the jury in the criminal case. If you think you are going to find a lot of OJ sympathizers, you are woefully misguided Ma'am.

2558 days ago


my opinion: I agree 100%. No questions asked, you riot, you're shot. Period.

2558 days ago
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