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News Release

Wednesday, April 14, 1999

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O. J. Simpson Accosted at Griffith Park

LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT
PRESS RELEASE
Wednesday, April 14, 1999


On Tuesday, April 13, 1999 at 4:05 p.m., Mr. O.J. Simpson had just completed a game of golf at Griffith Park Course. As he was changing his shoes at the rear passenger door of his vehicle, he was approached by a Male Caucasian, 40-45 years, armed with a handgun. Mr. Simpson fearing for his safety offered the suspect his wallet. The suspect ordered Mr. Simpson to the rear of the vehicle. Mr. Simpson distracted the suspect and grabbed the handgun. A struggle ensued, however, the suspect maintained custody of the firearm. The suspect abandoned the attempt robbery and fled to his vehicle parked two parking stalls away. The suspect fled in a possible late model white van.

Mr. Simpson sustained a minor injury to the web of his right hand during the struggle.

If you have any information, please contact Detectives B. Luper, and B. Speer, Robbery Homicide Division at 213-485-2511, after hours 213-485-2504.




For Release 1:10 p.m. PDT
April 14, 1999



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