Police Called to O.J. Simpson’s Fla. Home
MIAMI (AP) _ A neighbor who went to O.J. Simpson’s home on the Fourth of July to perform a favor ended up calling police to report a fight. Police responded, but said no one was arrested and no charges will be filed.
Simpson was at his suburban Miami house with girlfriend Christie Prody when he asked the neighbor, Steve Dockendorf, to come over and jump start Prody’s car.
Dockendorf said he summoned police because Prody was beating him and Simpson.
``I figured if I called the police, at least he has a record″ of the disturbance, Dockendorf said Wednesday. ``He said he should have done that with Nicole.″
Simpson was acquitted of murder after the 1994 slayings of Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend, but a civil jury later held him liable.
Dockendorf said Prody and Simpson were already arguing when he arrived. He said Prody took a bottle of vodka from Simpson and started to leave, and when Simpson went to take it back she lunged at him, ripping a necklace from his neck. According to Dockendorf, she then attacked him.
Prody denied Dockendorf’s account.
``I never touched him,″ she said of Dockendorf. ``He lied to police.″
Prody said the argument was between Dockendorf and herself, and not Simpson. She said Dockendorf would not give her back the car keys.
Simpson could not be reached for comment Wednesday, and his lawyer would not comment.
Prody said Wednesday that she and Simpson were ``laughing about it,″ while Dockendorf speculated that ``in two weeks this will blow over ... They will be back together. This is nothing new.″