Friday, April 28, 2006

Copperfield tricks robbers

David Copperfield and two female assistants were robbed at gunpoint last weekend after a performance in West Palm Beach, Florida.

A car pulled up to them in a parking lot and the thugs got out. "At first we thought they were just more people wanting autographs," they said. "They told us to give them our money and our stuff. At that point we realized that there were guns in our face."

"His assistants gave the robbers a purse containing 200 euros, $100, a passport, plane tickets and a cell phone, plus $400 in pocket money, according to a police report. But Copperfield turned his pockets inside out to show that they were empty – a sleight of hand by the master illusionist, who later showed police that his pockets were filled with cell phones, a wallet and a passport." Now that is funny.

"Call it reverse pickpocketing," Copperfield said. Police caught the four teenagers and charged them with armed robbery. They are being held without bond.

1 comment:

Kat in da Hat said...

Now THAT is talent!