Well, Well, Well, The LAPD Is Testing A Knife That May Have Been Buried On O.J. Simpson’s Property Years Ago (UPDATE)
UPDATE: TMZ says that the cop in this story claims that he did call the LAPD right after the construction worker gave him the knife in 2002. The cop retired from the LAPD in 1998. A supervisor at the West L.A. division of the LAPD apparently told the retired cop that the case is closed since O.J. was acquitted. The supervisor didn’t care about the knife so the cop took it him. The LAPD is currently investigating as to whether he made that call or not. And here we are….
Let’s say you’re an LAPD cop earning some extra coins on your off-duty hours by working security on a film set that happens to be across from O.J. Simpson’s old estate in Brentwood, CA. Let’s also say that while you’re working, a construction worker comes up to you and shows you a knife he found buried on O.J.’s property. What do you do:
– You drop everything and take it to the police. Because common sense tells you that you may be holding an important piece of evidence since O.J. Simpson’s ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman were both stabbed to death in 1994 with a knife and the murder weapon was never found.
– You decide to redefine the meaning of “buffoonery” by holding onto the knife for years. Then after keeping it in your box of keepsakes for years, you pull it out and decide to have it framed and engraved at the mall store
Things Remembered Possible Murder Weapons Remembered, so you ask your friend in the LAPD Robbery Homicide Division for the department record number of the Simpson/Goldman murder case.
The officer of this possibly true story went with the second option. If this story was a Choose Your Adventure book and you went with the second option, on the page you turned to would be the words: You just failed! Close this book and immediately go to a corner to reevaluate your life choices.
The LAPD confirms that they are currently doing tests on a knife that may have been found on O.J. Simpson’s former property by a construction worker. TMZ broke the story this morning. They said that years ago, maybe as far as 1998 when the house was demolished, a construction worker found a folding buck knife that was buried on the grounds of O.J.’s estate on Rockingham. The worker went out onto the street and found an off-duty LAPD traffic officer who was working private security on a film set across the way. The worker also took the cop to the spot where he allegedly found the knife. The cop didn’t turn it in. He held onto it as some kind of fucked-up souvenir. The LAPD didn’t find out about it until this past January when the cop, who is now retired, asked his friend in the Robbery Homicide Division for the department record number, because he wanted to engrave it onto the frame of the knife. The cop’s friend told his supervisors who were like, “Um, that dumb shit needs to turn that knife in.”
A source tells TMZ that one cop thinks dried blood residue is on the knife, but it’s impossible to tell without testing since it’s all rusted and shit. The LAPD confirmed that it’s true. They have the knife and they’re doing tests on it. Captain Andrew Neiman of the LAPD held a press conference this morning where he said that they will not release the name of the cop who took the knife. Captain Andrew also said that as of now, they haven’t hit the retired cop with any administrative charges. They are also trying to track down the construction worker. However, the department is still throwing a side-eye at this new evidence, because it could be a hoax.
“We first of all need to determine, is this evidence? And if it’s not, how do we prove one way or another if it’s not. And the only way we can do that is being able to challenge the people that were involved”
The retired cop may owe me a new keyboard. I may have broke it when my forehead hit it after I read that the retired cop didn’t turn in the knife, because he thought that the Simpson/Goldman murder case was closed. The case is still technically open. O.J. Simpson was found not guilty of the murders in 1995. He can’t be tried for the murders again since, you know:
Ryan Murphy must be scrambling to write the “found knife scene,” because it’s be the perfect epilogue to American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson. And I bet he’s going to ask Jessica Lange to get into man drag to play the off-duty cop and is going to ask Cheyenne Jackson to play the shirtless construction worker. Yes, the shirtless construction worker. It’s Ryan Murphy! The construction worker better be a hot, buff, sweaty, shirtless piece.