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Check out this news story on Copperfield:

Illusionist Tricks Armed Robbers
The Associated Press
Wednesday, April 26, 2006; 10:39 AM


WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- David Copperfield has magically escaped getting robbed.

The 49-year-old illusionist was walking with two female assistants to their tour bus after his show Sunday at a performing arts center when four teens pulled up in a black car, a police report said.

Two armed robbers allegedly got out of the car and demanded the group's belongings. One woman handed over $400 from her pockets and the other gave up her purse with 200 euros, $100, her passport, plane tickets and a cell phone. Copperfield refused to empty his pockets, the report said.

Copperfield says he turned his pockets inside out to reveal nothing in them, even though he was carrying his passport, wallet and cell phone.

"Call it reverse pickpocketing," Copperfield told The Palm Beach Post for Wednesday's editions.

Copperfield read the license plate number of the car to an assistant while she called 911, the report said.

Four teenagers were arrested and charged with armed robbery. They were held without bond, police said. The women's property was recovered.
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Hello. I wouldn't say a MAGICIAN is your best choice of target, guys. Smile
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Wasn't it Copperfield who scared off muggers with an appearing cane, a really, really long time ago?
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On 2006-04-26 15:40, Josh the Superfluous wrote:
Wasn't it Copperfield who scared off muggers with an appearing cane, a really, really long time ago?


LOL that would he hilarious.
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Chalk one up for the good guys. I bet the armed robbers are still thinking about how stupid they are.
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On 2006-04-26 16:28, Patrick Differ wrote:
Chalk one up for the good guys. I bet the armed robbers are still thinking about how stupid they are.


That's the problem with being stupid. One is often too stupid to realize it. I'll bet they are cursing their rotten luck.
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Whoa, crazy story! A skill to help everyday life Smile
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Here's another thread on this. From the link posted there you can hear the phone calls and the police radio.
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"You can't fix Stupid."

Who said that?
Will you walk into my parlour? said the Spider to the Fly,
Tis the prettiest little parlour that ever you did spy;
The way into my parlour is up a winding stair,
And I've a many curious things to show when you are there.

Oh no, no, said the little Fly, to ask me is in vain,
For who goes up your winding stair
-can ne'er come down again.
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Ha ha! Sounds like a Judge Judy line!
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I hear the same thing happened with Blaine. But he told the robbers to stand in a specific spot, and before showing his pockets empty he yelled "That's a take! Get some reaction shots and we'll do the rest in post-production. "
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On 2006-04-27 11:11, Josh the Superfluous wrote:
I hear the same thing happened with Blaine. But he told the robbers to stand in a specific spot, and before showing his pockets empty he yelled "That's a take! Get some reaction shots and we'll do the rest in post-production. "

Now that's funny right there, now.
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"You can't fix Stupid."
Who said that?


Comedian Ron White
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Copperfield survived cutting the tip of his finger off, so this was probably a piece of cake.
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I smell a PR stunt....
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Why does this sound familiar, like a story that happened to Harry Blackstone, Sr. in about 1943 in New York? Or was it Dante...?

Could it be because it did? Just curious... Smile Smile Smile

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