O.J. Simpson was questioned early this morning about any involvement he may have had in a robbery of sports memorabilia at the Palace Station Casino in Las Vegas. He's not currently in custody, but there is a news conference scheduled for later today to discuss the crime.
Investigators questioned O.J. Simpson about a break-in at a casino hotel room involving sports memorabilia, police said today.
The break-in was reported at the Palace Station casino late Thursday night, police spokesman Jose Montoya said.
Simpson was released and is believed to be in Las Vegas, Montoya said.
"We don't believe he's going anywhere," he said.
That doesn't sound too serious until you read that he allegedly went into someone's room, and "reclaimed" some items that he felt belonged to him.
FOX5 News interviewed a man, Thomas Riccio, who claims to have witnessed the incident which sparked the allegations. Riccio said he works for Universal Rarities, an auction house based in California, and that a customer had contacted him recently and said he had personal items that had belonged to O.J. Simpson. The customer claimed to have confiscated the items from Simpson because Simpson owed them money, Riccio told FOX5 News.There's also some speculation that this might somehow coincide with the release of O.J.'s book "If I Did It". Perhaps as a promotional ploy of some sort?
Simpson, perhaps believing the items were still rightfully his own, walked into a hotel room at Palace Station on Thursday night along with several other people and reclaimed the items in question, Riccio said. Simpson did not use force when entering the room and was unarmed, and never acted violently during the ordeal, Riccio said.
Regardless, it's nice to see that O.J. has moved off of the golf courses in South Florida, and into the casinos in Vegas to find the killers that he's been tracking all of these years. Keep up the great work Inspector Clouseau!