O.J. Simpson Called 911
MIAMI (AP) _ O.J. Simpson called 911, saying he was trying to get help for a woman he said had been on a two-day cocaine binge with a former baseball player.
Simpson, 52, placed the call Sunday night from the townhouse of his 26-year-old girlfriend, Christie Prody, in southwest Miami-Dade County.
Miami Dade police said Simpson was trying to get help for Prody. But Simpson and Prody told WSVN-TV the 911 call was to get help for someone else.
``We have a problem here,″ Simpson was heard telling the 911 operator, according to WSVN’s broadcast of the call Monday. ``I’m trying to get a girl to go to rehab. ... She’s been doing drugs for two days with Pedro Guerrero, who just got arrested for cocaine, and I’m trying to get her to leave her house and go into rehab right now.″
Guerrero, a former Los Angeles Dodgers star, was charged with cocaine conspiracy in Miami federal court Oct. 1. Drug Enforcement Administration agents accused him of agreeing to put up the money for a nephew to buy 15 kilograms of cocaine. He posted $100,000 bond.
To the 911 operator, Simpson added: ``This girl has spent the last two days doing drugs with him. Me and a friend just came over and said, ‘You’re going into a rehab.’ She got mad, she just got her car and now she’s loaded out of her mind in her Mustang driving around town. She needs to be stopped.″
No one returned calls to Guerrero’s home, the Herald said.
Two police officers went to Prody’s townhouse after the 911 call and found only Simpson, the Herald said. In the police report, Simpson listed Prody’s address as his own. Police returned Monday morning and Prody answered the door. She said she was fine and ``showed no signs of injury or impairment,″ police spokesman Juan DelCastillo said.
Simpson said the incident had ``nothing to do with my girlfriend.″
``Then all of a sudden today it’s an O.J. story,″ he told Los Angeles TV station KABC.
In 1995, Simpson was acquitted of murdering his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman. However, he later was found liable for their deaths in a civil trial and was ordered to pay $33.5 million in damages.