O.J. Arrested in Heist of Memorabilia

Simpson says he was retrieving stolen property
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 16, 2007 2:11 PM CDT
O.J. Simpson speaks during an interview in this June 4, 2004 file photo in Miami. Simpson was under investigation Friday, Sept. 14, 2007 in an alleged break-in and armed robbery at a casino hotel room...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – There was no Bronco chase this time, as police arrested O.J. Simpson after an alleged armed burglary at a Las Vegas hotel. Simpson and his pals made off with memorabilia that the ex-football phenom says were stolen from him. Police nabbed another man in the case last night, and seized two guns that may have been used in the heist, CNN reports.

Simpson says the incident was not a burglary, and at least one of the alleged victims agrees. But OJ does admit that he entered the hotel room of a memorabilia auctioneer to retrieve stolen property, and brought men along to help carry it out. One dealer present claims that they brandished guns and conducted a “home invasion-type robbery.”