LAS VEGAS — Memorabilia dealer Bruce Fromong, one of two dealers accusing O.J. Simpson of robbing them, said in court Thursday that Simpson and several other men barged into a Las Vegas hotel room and carried off hundreds of collector’s items.
According to an Associated Press report, Fromong said he had expected to meet with an anonymous buyer on Sept. 13, when Simpson broke into his hotel room and shouted that the items belonged to him.
Fromong said, "O.J. was screaming, ‘This is all my s—. This all belongs to me. You stole this from me. Let’s pack up. Let’s get out of here,’ according to the AP story.
Simpson and co-defendants Clarence "C.J." Stewart and Charles Ehrlich are charged with robbery, kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon, conspiracy and coercion.
Simpson attorney Gabriel Grasso argued that Fromong was not traumatized by the incident and has been trying to profit from it at the expense of Simpson.
Fromong, who testified he has known Simpson since the early 1990s, said the incident lasted no more than five or six minutes and ended with the group stuffing hundreds of items into pillowcases and leaving the Palace Station hotel-casino, according to the AP report.