After Miami TV station WSVN aired a report on a Dec. 4 traffic altercation, it got a surprise call from one of the principals, O.J. Simpson. Jeffrey Pattinson of Miami told police that Simpson had run a stop sign and then—after Pattinson had honked his horn at him—pulled in front of Pattinson's car, yelling, "So I blew the stop sign! What are you going to do, kill me and my kids?" Simpson gave the station his version of events.
Q: What happened last night?
Simpson: To be honest, it's hard to remember, it was so quick. I was riding with my two kids, taking them home from dance class, and some guy was right on my heel with his bright lights on me, blaring on his horn. And so I kind of pulled over to let him go by, and he didn't go by. He kind of pulled over with me, and I stopped, thinking, Well, maybe it was somebody I knew. Or maybe I had a flat, or something was wrong with the back of my car. And I looked back, and the guy did not look threatening, and I said, "Excuse me, what's going on?" And he started yelling about something, and I said, "You got your bright lights on me, sitting on my heel, blowing your horn. I got two kids in this car, guy, you know, what are you doing?" And he said something else, and I kind of told him, you know, where he could go with it, and I got in my car and took my kids home.
Q: He says that you grabbed him at that point and alleges that you scratched him....
Simpson: Ha, ha.
Q:...with his glasses, when you ripped the glasses off his face.
Simpson: That's not true. That's not true.
Q: Are you talking to detectives about this today?
Simpson: I haven't talked to anybody.
Q: So there was no contact last night by the Miami-Dade police department at all?