Potentially the story of the year

Here’s the set up: David Copperfield is walking on the street with two of his assistants after a show in town.

Magician David Copperfield robbed after show at Kravis Center

According to the police report, this is what happened next: The Malibu pulled up behind the group, and two of the four young men in the car came out holding handguns. One ordered Daly to “give me what you have.” Daly handed over $400 from her pockets. Riley, meanwhile, allegedly stuck a gun in Volmut’s face and asked for her purse, and she, too, gave it up. In it were 200 euros, $100, her passport, plane tickets and a Razr cellphone.

And here’s what makes it the story of the year:

When Copperfield’s turn came, Riley was bamboozled. [tag]Copperfield[/tag] told Page Two he pulled out all of his pockets for Riley to see he had nothing, even though he had a cellphone, passport and wallet stuffed in them.

That’s pretty dang brilliant. And hilarious. I don’t want to know if this is a lie. It’s too good a story to blow.

The thieves were caught minutes later. They used Copperfield’s cell phone to call 911.

(Spotted first on Kottke.)


4 Responses to “Potentially the story of the year”

  1. EzekielRawlins
    26. April 2006 at 15:22

    Well, I’m glad David uses his powers for good!

  2. Beau
    26. April 2006 at 20:25


  3. Scott Beeler
    27. April 2006 at 01:28

    I second that Awesome. :)

  4. ShyGuy
    27. April 2006 at 12:15

    multiple awesomes. I wonder how he did it? compartments in his pants? slid them up his sleeves?