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O. J. Simpson Reduced to Common Burglar?

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This seems bizarre, even for a double murderer.

O.J. Simpson Questioned In Connection With Casino Burglary

LAS VEGAS -- NBC5 has learned that Las Vegas police are questioning O.J. Simpson Friday morning in connection with a burglary.

The Las Vegas NBC affiliate confirmed that Simpson is accused of breaking into a room at the Palace Station Casino sometime Thursday.

Police confirmed that they are questioning Simpson and several other people.

No other details were available early Friday.

Insert your own "looking for the real killer" joke here.

Update: TMZ has the details of the robbery. It seems Simpson (and crew) were attempting to heist some Simpson memorabilia from Alfred Beardsley, a memorabilia dealer.

Update 2: Oh Damn It looks like he might have a point on this one. I was hoping for karmic justice to produce jail time but it might not work out that way. If O.J. is telling the truth, and it sorta looks like he is, then we'll just have to wait for him to screw up again. Crap.

Update 3 Now supposedly there where guns drawn... we clearly haven't heard the final version of this story. Now would be a good time to remember the 48 hour rule.


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Is CNN reporting that Goldm... (Below threshold)

Is CNN reporting that Goldman's family is demanding any money he stole, yet?

As much as I think OJ shoul... (Below threshold)
jpm100:

As much as I think OJ should be rotting in jail, it isn't never been him that deserves all the ridicule. Its the jury that let him go.

Sociopaths are capable of a... (Below threshold)
kim:

Sociopaths are capable of anything, even World Record performance in the quarter-mile relay.
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He thought the real killer ... (Below threshold)
yo:

He thought the real killer was in that room.

>As much as I think OJ shou... (Below threshold)
Paul:

>As much as I think OJ should be rotting in jail, it isn't never been him that deserves all the ridicule. Its the jury that let him go.

Amen! The most gullible 12 people to ever sit in the same room together.

"Amen! The most gullible 12... (Below threshold)
yo:

"Amen! The most gullible 12 people to ever sit in the same room together."

Should you blame the jury, or the prosecution?

"Reduced to...". Isn't burg... (Below threshold)
rrita m:

"Reduced to...". Isn't burglary a step up for him?

Well it was a looong time a... (Below threshold)
Paul:

Well it was a looong time ago but the prosecution did a good job as I recall... (I might think different today) But the jury was a bunch of dumbclucks.

Posted by Paul | September ... (Below threshold)
yo:

Posted by Paul | September 14, 2007 10:06 AM

Fair 'nuff.

I think he watched "Oceans ... (Below threshold)
XMariner:

I think he watched "Oceans 11" too many times.

George Clooney's fault!

I just can't believe he wou... (Below threshold)
hedidit:

I just can't believe he would be that stupid. That would be the dumbest person in the world since Michael Vick.

He hasn't been right since ... (Below threshold)
Jeff Blogworthy:

He hasn't been right since that Mandinga skit on SNL.

....anybody know of the whe... (Below threshold)
markm:

....anybody know of the whereabouts of Sandy Berger when said thefts went down???...

"....anybody know of the wh... (Below threshold)
yo:

"....anybody know of the whereabouts of Sandy Berger when said thefts went down???..."

He was breaking into the honor bar.

If he'd only listened to Ro... (Below threshold)
kim:

If he'd only listened to Roosevelt, he coulda been a contenduh. Think what true, huge, difference an honest OJ could still do in the world.
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I always new he'd trip up s... (Below threshold)
Pretzel_Logic:

I always new he'd trip up somewhere. I thought it would be sooner than this though. He's not done self destructing, not be a long shot.

He was tracking down the re... (Below threshold)
Mitchell:

He was tracking down the real burgler, is all.

As long as he donated the m... (Below threshold)

As long as he donated the money to Hillary it'd be OK. Well, she'd have to give it back and then he'd have to give it back to her again to make it OK, but then it'd all be legit and we could all just move on with our lives.

"Insert your own "lookin... (Below threshold)
P. Bunyan:

"Insert your own "looking for the real killer" joke here.

I haven't read (nor do I plan to) O.J.'s, now titled I did it, but from what I've heard about the book it seems that O.J. did find the "real" killer. It was his imaginary friend Chuck. O.J. just watched.

Can you say "schizo"?

D'oh...O.J.'s book... (Below threshold)
P. Bunyan:

D'oh

...O.J.'s book, now titled "I did it",...

Are you sure they just have... (Below threshold)
Master Shake:

Are you sure they just haven't found the bodies yet?

Most certainly the most gul... (Below threshold)
Candy:

Most certainly the most gullible jury ever - but to hold them accountable for his deception? This man lied under oath, as I recall. No blame for OJ, people?

Concerning the burglary - he's reminding me of Tonya Harding - one screw up after another.

And now poor Britney Spears is adding her name to that list as well.

O.J. is pure scum.... (Below threshold)

O.J. is pure scum.

I know everyone is ready to... (Below threshold)
Wayne:

I know everyone is ready to convict O.J. at a drop of the hat anymore but this situation have some wrinkles.

http://www.fox5vegas.com/news/14112984/detail.html

From the sound of it, this dealer stole the merchandise from O.J. first. O.J. wasn't arm and did not use force when entering the room.

I suspect the police would not be very helpful in recovering the stolen items from the dealer so O.J. probably had to do it himself. This has been a terrible month for me. First I defend Hillary and now O.J.

OJ was suspected in scam to... (Below threshold)
stan25 Author Profile Page:

OJ was suspected in scam to steal the signal from Directv. If I remember correctly, all he got was a huge fine, had to pay for the theft of the signal and several 100 hours of community service. How lame can you get? Now there is a chance to put him out of our misery for several years.

I wonder when there'll be a... (Below threshold)
Peter F.:

I wonder when there'll be a 'LEAVE OJ ALONE!" video posted by a disturbed gay young man on YouTube.

"As much as I think OJ s... (Below threshold)

"As much as I think OJ should be rotting in jail, it isn't never been him that deserves all the ridicule." - jpm100

Well yes, of ccourse we must always remember to respect the dignity and self-esteem of knife-wielding murderers.

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How soon will it be before ... (Below threshold)
marc:

How soon will it be before O.J. goes on "Resurrect Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. Tour?"

IF this shapes up as it see... (Below threshold)

IF this shapes up as it seems to be - that some a**hole stole stuff from OJ and then tried to sell it to a prominent memorabilia dealer who alerted OJ, who then came with a few henchmen and reclaimed the stuff, upon which the original thief calls the police to report the "crime" - it deserves a place in the "dumb criminals" Hall of Fame.

Sort of like the guy who called the cops because the dealer short-weighted him on his marijuana purchase . . .

Even if a person has someth... (Below threshold)

Even if a person has something stolen, you cannot take it back by force in some sort of armed assault raid. I had a TV stolen from a business of mine by an employee of a rival business who put the item up for sale, and my brother and I attempted to take the item back by force with an assault on the business using large metal pipes and warning the the six employees and business owner to back off some years ago. It was a real Hooson brothers classic. We both had reputations as rebel "goodguy" hoodlums back then and were counterculture heros at parties and other events.

My brother was arrested and charged with menacing, even though I was the most wild of us two, but the charges were later dropped when the business didn't want any more trouble from the Hooson brothers. You take a real legal risk when you stage any violent assault on thieves. Leave things up to the police. You're better off. Leave the violent raids up to Hollywood movies.

Hooson:I had a... (Below threshold)
marc:

Hooson:

I had a TV stolen from a business of mine by an employee of a rival business who put the item up for sale,

Is there ANY life experience you haven't had a personal association with?

Save us your life's anecdotes, with each telling it gets much harder to believe any of them.

Marc, you're a real mother.... (Below threshold)

Marc, you're a real mother. I'm probably far older than you and lived more years. I've done many things in my lifetime.

The owner of Hotel Motel Sales in Portland arrogantly failed to give back a TV stolen from my Galaxy Tv business by an employee, Byran, after police had ordered him to, and my brother and I attempted to get back the property by force. Using force to get back stolen property isn't legal. Don't do it.

As much as I hated crooks like shoplifters or burglars, a business owner just can't be reduced to their level and become a thug like them. O.J. has no legal grounds to claim that he was conducting a "sting operation" or other nonsense, even if his property was stolen. Rely on the police.

marc, some of us lead color... (Below threshold)

marc, some of us lead colorful lives. I could tell you stories about some of them, but then again I doubt you'd believe half of them.

Several stories on the brea... (Below threshold)
Scrapiron:

Several stories on the break in indicate that the items were not "stolen" from OJ but may have been part of the settlement or maybe the property of the wife he murdered. It'll take a few days to sort it out and the man who was robbed says they were 'armed' robbers.

Paul"Rely on the pol... (Below threshold)
Wayne:

Paul
"Rely on the police"

Doing so will often get you nowhere or even killed.

Yes it is often illegal to use force to get you property back. However if someone takes your property and you take it back and they use force to try to stop you, then you can use force to protect yourself especially if I'm on the jury.

Any bets if O.J. gets charg... (Below threshold)
Wayne:

Any bets if O.J. gets charge and/or convicted.

Well it was a looo... (Below threshold)
Well it was a looong time ago but the prosecution did a good job as I recall... (I might think different today) But the jury was a bunch of dumbclucks.

I don't know if the prosecution did such a great job. Marcia Clark was out matched by the defense team. Of course, with the legal stars on that team, that might not be a fair comparison.

Nevertheless, you are right about the jury. Typical big trial Los Angeles jury. Twelve turnips could do a better job.

It was a media trial from the beginning, something that couldn't be scripted any better by a Hollywood producer.

And Judge Ito(it) is probably more to blame for the outcome than anyone. He bent over so far to make sure there could be no impression of favoritism to the prosecution, he set the stage for the for the not guilty verdict.




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