This is a discussion on Pull A Gun Out Of Your Pants Not A Rabbit... within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; APRIL 26--Magician David Copperfield was robbed at gunpoint Sunday night by a quartet of Florida teenagers who were nabbed minutes later by West Palm Beach ...
APRIL 26--Magician David Copperfield was robbed at gunpoint
Sunday night by a quartet of Florida teenagers who were nabbed minutes later by West Palm Beach cops. Copperfield, 49, and two female assistants were returning to their tour bus after a post-show dinner when a car carrying the four teens drove up behind them. According to police reports, copies of which you can find below, Dwayne Riley, 18, and a 17-year-old pal emerged from their vehicle brandishing handguns and announced the 11:15 PM stickup. The magician's assistants, Cathy Daly and Mia Violmut, turned over cash, plane tickets, a passport, and a cellphone. But while one gunman repeatedly told Copperfield (real name: David Kotkin) to "give him his belongings," the entertainer "did not hand over anything," according to a police account. The gunmen escaped in a waiting Malibu, but not before Daly jotted down the Chevy's license plate and called 911. Ten minutes later, police pulled over a car carrying Riley and three 17-year-old boys, whose names police have not released. After they were identified by Copperfield and his associates, the youths were arrested and charged with armed robbery. Riley, pictured here in a Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office mug shot, and his underage cohorts are being held without bail.
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Glad they caught the punks.
People in Copperfield's position should be especially wary when out and about - they are often considered rich and easy pickings - as was this instance.
Pity he didn't wave his magic wand - but he is only a master of illusion!
Shucks QK - all those report sheets - impressed!
Chris - P95
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I wonder how many Celebs actually carry?...I know a lot have body guards....but there must be a handful that feel the need to take on the responsibility.
"Better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it."
He's a talented actor/magician, but in this respect? He got away without handing over anything, must be a good talker too.
The only thing that stops bad guys with guns is good guys with guns. SgtD
I'd imagine carrying when you are a celebrity is discouraged. Sounds like a lawsuit magnet and big time bad pr. But a semi famous guy like copperfield( i wouldn't know if he passed me on the street.) That doesn't have a armed bodyguard should consider it.
"In those days, there was a lot more respect for other people and it showed in peoples values.... Today the word value means nothing more than something you get on the $1 menu at McDonald's." -BARK'N
But, he decided not to use it.
Police Photo Of The Copperfield Firearm.
Sorry Folks...I couldn't Resist The Temptation.
The lady displayed excellent observational skills, but handing over recepits and a cell phone?? Hard to have more than one carry option in an evening gown, though.
Why didn't he just make them disappear? I mean, he can do it to a cruise liner or something, right?
Glad it all worked out best as it could for those involved.