O.J.'s blind rage caught on audio tape
O.J. Simpson apparently never was good at getting rid of evidence, so it’s no suprise that TMZ is posting an audiotape of the scene that allegedly took place in a Las Vegas hotel room, with the Juice (no relation) threatening the men Simpson says stole his sports memorabilia.
O.J. is heard shouting to his henchman, “Don’t let nobody out of here” and doing his best Samuel L. Jackson impression by rhetorically asking “Think you can steal my s--- and sell it?”(Listen to a portion of the tape here.)
The recording was made by Thomas Riccio, co-owner of the auction house Universal Rarities, according to TMZ. Simpson has said Riccio called him several weeks ago to tell him collectors were selling some of his items, the AP reports. Riccio told the site he thought Simpson was going to confront Alfred Beardsley, the man planning to auction off the sports stuff in question.
Another collector in the Palace Station room, Bruce Fromong, said the meeting was supposed to be with customers, but obviously didn’t work out that way.
“The door burst open and they came in almost commando style, O.J. Simpson and some of his people, I guess you would call it, with guns drawn,” Fromong told ABC’s Good Morning America Monday. “O.J. at that time was saying, ‘I want my stuff. I want my stuff.’ The thing in my mind as soon as I saw him, I’m thinking, ‘O.J., how can you be this dumb? You’re in enough trouble.’ ”
He is currently being held without bail because the judge he was arraigned before labeled Simpson a flight risk, but can seek bail during a Wednesday court date.
Meanwhile, we’ll just massage our temples and remember a funnier O.J., as Nordberg in the Naked Gun movies.