Skip to comments.Illusionist Tricks Armed Robbers(David Copperfield)
Posted on 04/26/2006 12:29:37 PM PDT by freepatriot32
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - David Copperfield has magically escaped getting robbed.
The 49-year-old illusionist was walking with two female assistants to their tour bus after his show Sunday at a performing arts center when four teens pulled up in a black car, a police report said.
Two armed robbers allegedly got out of the car and demanded the group's belongings. One woman handed over $400 from her pockets and the other gave up her purse with 200 euros, $100, her passport, plane tickets and a cell phone. Copperfield refused to empty his pockets, the report said.
Copperfield says he turned his pockets inside out to reveal nothing in them, even though he was carrying his passport, wallet and cell phone.
"Call it reverse pickpocketing," Copperfield told The Palm Beach Post for Wednesday's editions.
Copperfield read the license plate number of the car to an assistant while she called 911, the report said.
Four teenagers were arrested and charged with armed robbery. They were held without bond, police said. The women's property was recovered.
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That's nothing. Wade Boggs said he escaped a bar brawl by willing himself invisible.
Oh man, I need a new keyboard again..
Watch me pull a Glock out of my hat!
/mixed cultural references
BY THE HOARY HAND OF HOGGARTH!
Why didn't he just throw a sheet over the robber and turn him into a pigeon?
"That's nothing. Wade Boggs said he escaped a bar brawl by willing himself invisible."
I was driving through Winslow, AZ and turned myself into a bar.
So, these girls had over $700 US (depending on the Euro exchange rate) on them. He expects us to believe they were "assistants"...? More like hookers.....allegedly.
THAT'S nothing. The other day I was driving down the interstate and turned into a gas station.
Ha-hah! I need to get him to teach me that trick!
Sounds like one cool customer. Good on 'im.
Dang. 2 mins 30 seconds too late.
200 euros = $225 at todays rate.
Not unusual, considering Palm Beach economy and that they were entertainers (it doesn't say what kind of entertaines).
Listen, it would thrill me that somebody in showbusiness as "flamboyant" as Copperfield would have hookers.
Copperfield read the license plate to Daly as she called 911. Daly also described the suspects to the operator as "very urban-like" and cops pulled over the car at 45th Street and Broadway at 11:25 p.m. Copperfield and the women were taken quickly to the location in a squad car, and they identified the handcuffed youths as the robbers. The loot was recovered.Does anyone know what urban-like is?
"Imagine what Chuck Norris would have done."
He would have anticipated the attempted mugging decades in advance and killed the fathers of the muggers before they had a chance to reproduce.
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