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Transcript of Simpson 'Bronco chase' call released

Bronco Chase

November 26, 1996
Web posted at: 12:30 a.m. EST

Hours after Judge Hiroshi Fujisaki called a holiday recess in the civil trial of O.J. Simpson, the court made public a previously unreleased transcript of Simpson's cellular telephone conversations with Detective Tom Lange during the slow-speed chase on June 17, 1994. Here is the transcript:

  
   DETECTIVE TOM LANGE: OK. How do I kill it? You there?
   O.J. SIMPSON: Just let me get to my house.
   LANGE: OK, we're going to do that.
   SIMPSON: I swear to you I'll give you what -- I'll give you me.
I'll give you my whole body.
   LANGE: OK.
   SIMPSON: I just need to get to my house. I can't live with
(unintelligible)
   LANGE: We're going to do that. Just throw the gun out the
window.
   SIMPSON: I can't do that.
   LANGE: We're not going to bother you. We're going to let you go
up there. Just throw it out the window. Please. You're scaring
everybody. O.J., you there?
   SIMPSON: ... for me. This is not to keep you guys away from me.
This is for me.
   LANGE: I know that. Nobody's going to hurt you.
   SIMPSON: This is for me.
   LANGE: OK. It's for you, I know that. But do it for:
   SIMPSON: This is for me, for me. That's all.
   LANGE: I know that. I know that. But do it for the kids, too,
will you?
   SIMPSON: How?
   LANGE: Think of your kids.
   SIMPSON: No.
   LANGE: Please, just toss it out. You're scaring everybody, man.
   SIMPSON: Ah, I'm not going to hurt anybody. You know that.
   LANGE: I know you're not going to hurt anybody.
   SIMPSON: I did it for me.
   LANGE: I know you're not, man.
   SIMPSON: I'm just going to go with me.
   LANGE: Please, you're scaring everybody, though. You're scaring
everybody.
   SIMPSON: Ah, just tell them I'm all sorry. You can tell them
later on today and tomorrow that I was sorry and that I'm sorry
that I did this to the police department.
   LANGE: Listen, I think you should tell them yourself and I don't
want to have tell your kids that.
   SIMPSON: Ah --
   LANGE: Your kids need you.
   SIMPSON: I've said goodbye to my kids.
   LANGE: Listen, no, we're not going to say goodbye to your kids.
   SIMPSON: I have.
   LANGE: You're going to see them again. You want to see them
again. Please, you're scaring us, you're scaring them. Please, man.
   SIMPSON: Hey, you've been a good guy, too, man.
   LANGE: Thanks.
   SIMPSON: Let me tell you. I know you're doing your job. You've
been honest with me right from the beginning.
   LANGE: I appreciate that.
   SIMPSON: Just saying you're doing your job. I know you're doing
your job.
   LANGE: OK, thank you, but there's a lot of people that love you.
Don't throw it all away.
   SIMPSON: Ah --
   LANGE: Don't throw it all away.
   SIMPSON: I can't take this.
   LANGE: Oh, yes, you can. Yes, you can.
   SIMPSON: No, I can't.
   LANGE: You got your whole family out here.
   SIMPSON: Ah -- I can't take this.
   LANGE: They love you, man. Don't throw this away.
   SIMPSON: Ah --
   LANGE: Don't do this. They love you. Don't do it, O.J. It's
going to work itself out. It's going to work. It's going to work.
You're listening to me, I know you are, and you're thinking about
your kids right now, aren't you? Aren't you?
   SIMPSON: Ah --
   LANGE: They're thinking about you. They're thinking about you.
   SIMPSON: Ah --
   LANGE: So is your mother. Your mother loves you. Everybody loves
you. Don't do this.
   SIMPSON: Ooh --
   LANGE: I know you're thinking.
   SIMPSON: Oh --
   LANGE: Man, just throw it out the window.
   SIMPSON: Ah --
   LANGE: And nobody's going to get hurt.
   SIMPSON: I'm the only one that deserves it.
   LANGE: No, you don't deserve that.
   SIMPSON: I'm going to get hurt.
   LANGE: You do not deserve to get hurt.
   SIMPSON: Ah --
   LANGE: Don't do this.
   SIMPSON: All I did was love Nicole. That's all I did was love
her.
   LANGE: I understand.
   SIMPSON: I love everybody. I tried to show everybody my whole
life that I love everybody.
   LANGE: We know that and everybody loves you, especially your
family, your mother, your kids. All of your friends. A.C. Everybody
does.
   SIMPSON: Oh --
   LANGE: Don't do this. Just put it down or throw it out the
window.
   SIMPSON: Ah --
   LANGE: And this will all go away. It's going to be a lot better
tomorrow, believe me.
   SIMPSON: Ah --
   LANGE: Huh? Please. We'll let you go up to the house. But we
need you to throw that out the window.
   SIMPSON: Yeah, yeah.
   LANGE: We'll let you go up there. But we need you to throw the
gun out the window. Please.
   SIMPSON: Ah -- A.C. will take it from me when I get home.
   LANGE: What -- if you throw it out the window, they're not going
to have to do that. OK? Hello? O.J.? You still there? They're under
the freeway there. Hello! OK. Just thinking. Hello? Hello? You
there?
   (Phone connection cuts off)
   LANGE: O.J., it's Tom again.
   SIMPSON: Ah -- (moaning)
   LANGE: Hey, it's going to be better tomorrow. Get rid of the
gun. Toss it, please. Too many people love you, man. Don't give it
all up. Don't hurt everybody. You're going to hurt everybody.
   SIMPSON: I'm just going to leave. I'm just going to go with
Nicole. That's all I'm going to do. That's all I'm trying to do.
   LANGE: Hey, listen -- think about everybody else.
   SIMPSON: I just can't do it here on the freeway. I couldn't do
it in the field. I went to do it at her grave. I want to do it at
my house.
   LANGE: You're not going to do anything. Too many people love
you. Your kids, your mother, your friends, A.C., everybody. You've
got the whole world. Don't throw it away.
   SIMPSON: Ah --
   LANGE: Don't throw it away, man. Come on. O.J.? Hello? Lost him
again.
   (Phone connection cuts off)
   LANGE: O.J., it's Tom again. How are you doing?
   SIMPSON: You just tell them at my house. I know they're all over
the place with guns and stuff.
   LANGE: They're not going to do it --
   SIMPSON: Please let them know I'm not coming there to hurt any
of them. OK?
   LANGE: OK, they know that and they don't want to hurt you.
   SIMPSON: It's just -- the first date I had with Nicole, very
first date I had with her, the first night we ever went out --
   LANGE: Yeah?
   SIMPSON: We went to that house. It was all in shambles. I had
just bought it. But that's where we went.
   LANGE: OK.
   SIMPSON: It was our first date, first night we were together.
   LANGE: Uh-huh?
   SIMPSON: That's all -- I tried to be with her down there --
   LANGE: Yeah?
   SIMPSON: But you wouldn't let me and I just want to go to my
house. That's where we were and that's where we were happy.
   LANGE: OK. We're going to let you do that. Listen, I like
talking to you. Is that OK? Will you talk to me?
   SIMPSON: Ah --
   LANGE: I like talking to you. Is that all right?
   SIMPSON: Ah --
   LANGE: Will you keep talking to me?
   SIMPSON: Ah -- man, you deserve whatever you get.
   LANGE: Well, thank you.
   SIMPSON: You've been a good guy, man. You really have.
   LANGE: Thanks, thanks.
   SIMPSON: You know? Really. I know you're just doing your job,
like you told me.
   LANGE: Yes. Yes, and nobody's going to hurt you, either.
   SIMPSON: And, man, I appreciate it. You know?
   LANGE: OK. You there? Hello?
   (Phone connection cuts off)
   LANGE: OK, I'm back. Yeah.
   SIMPSON: I'm here.
   LANGE: OK.
   SIMPSON: You're a good guy.
   LANGE: All right, listen --
   SIMPSON: You did your job well.
   LANGE: I think you are, too, all right? You there? Hello? Yeah,
I'm losing you a little bit. Hang on the line. I want to talk to
you.
   SIMPSON: I'm here.
   LANGE: OK, I'm still here. Just getting a little interference
here. Can you hear me?
   SIMPSON: I'm sorry, OK?
   LANGE: That's OK. Listen, there's nothing to be sorry about.
You're breaking up just a little. Hold on. Don't hang up. Don't
hang up. It will come back. Hello? You there? Hello?
   (Phone connection cuts off)
   SIMPSON: Yeah.
   LANGE: Hi man, it's Tom again. You guys getting close, huh?
Hello? I'm losing you. O.J., you still there? Hello? Juice, you
still there? Talk to me! Hello? Hello? Juice? Hello! Hello!
   (Phone connection cuts off)
   LANGE: This is Tom again.
   SIMPSON: Oh, Tom --
   LANGE: You going up there, man? What do you want to do?
   SIMPSON: I'm just going to my house, Tom.
   LANGE: You going to go up there?
   SIMPSON: That's where I told you we were -- you know, you just
let them all know, you let the police know, you let them all know,
I wasn't running.
   LANGE: I know you weren't running.
   SIMPSON: I was just trying to go to --
   LANGE: I know you weren't running.
   SIMPSON: I was just trying to go to Nicole's grave and go to
her.
   LANGE: I know you weren't running.
   SIMPSON: And now I --
   LANGE: I know you weren't, man, but you got everybody scared.
   SIMPSON: Yeah.
   LANGE: You got us all scared with a gun, man.
   SIMPSON: And I'm sorry I made the police look bad by not showing
up --
   LANGE: No, we don't care. That's not a problem. You know what
the important thing is here is that you don't hurt everybody and
break their hearts.
   SIMPSON: I'm not going to hurt anybody.
   LANGE: You're going to break somebody's heart is what you're
going to do.
   SIMPSON: If I hurt somebody -- I'm not going to hurt anybody.
   LANGE: And I'm talking your mother and I'm talking your kids.
Don't do this. Just toss it, man, come on.
   SIMPSON: Ah --
   LANGE: Everything's going to be --
   SIMPSON: You know I'm not going to hurt -- you've been around me,
even the few days you've been around me and you know I'm not going
to hurt anybody.
   LANGE: I know you. You're right, I do know you and you're better
than that. You're not going to do this. You're not going to do it.
A.C. is there with you.
   SIMPSON: I'm just (unintelligible).
   LANGE: Just stop, please, man, and throw it out. Please? Please,
so I can talk to you again, all right?
   SIMPSON: Ah --
   LANGE: Come on, man.
   SIMPSON: Ah --
   LANGE: Please. Hey, you want me to beg you? I'm begging you.
   SIMPSON: Don't beg me.
   LANGE: I'm begging you.
   SIMPSON: You don't have to beg me.
   LANGE: You want me to beg you?
   SIMPSON: No.
   LANGE: All right, then do it. Come on.
   SIMPSON: No.
   LANGE: Come on, you're scaring the hell out of those people and
they're being stupid out there. I can see them on the TV.
   SIMPSON: No.
   LANGE: Come on. Just tell A.C. to pull over, will you?
   SIMPSON: No.
   LANGE: Please.
   SIMPSON: No.
   LANGE: Don't do this to your kids. Don't do this to your mom.
Don't do this to everybody who loves you.
   SIMPSON: Ah --
   LANGE: Come on, please?
   SIMPSON: Ah --
   LANGE: Come on! I want to talk to you again.
   SIMPSON: Ah --
   LANGE: We got to talk, all right? Man to man, all right?
   SIMPSON: Ah --
   LANGE: Listen, you've been a man all your life. Don't stop now, O.J.
   SIMPSON: Ah -- (moaning)
   LANGE: Don't give in now.
   SIMPSON: Ah -- (moaning)
   LANGE: Juice! Don't give in now! You've been a man all your life. You're admired. Don't give it up! You're listening to me and you're thinking. I know you're thinking.
   SIMPSON: Oh --
   LANGE: You're tired, too, aren't you? Huh?
   SIMPSON: I am so tired.
   LANGE: I know. I know.
   SIMPSON: I just want to be with Nicole.
   LANGE: You don't need to be with Nicole. You need to be with your family and with your kids. You don't need to be with Nicole.
   SIMPSON: Ah --
   LANGE: All right? That doesn't need to be done now. You need your kids and your kids need you. Don't do this to them. You're hurting everybody, man.
   SIMPSON: Ah --
   LANGE: You're being selfish with your kids, man. Don't do it.
They love you and so does everybody else. You're going to break
your mother's heart. Don't do it!
   SIMPSON: Ah --
   LANGE: All right? Please! Just have A.C. pull over and just toss that gun out and everything's going to be OK. It's going to be better tomorrow.
   SIMPSON: He's taking me home.
   LANGE: I know he's taking you home. But will you please toss that gun? We're going to let you go home. But please toss that gun because you're scaring everybody. OK?
   SIMPSON: I'm not going to point it at anyone.
   LANGE: I know you're not going to point it. But you're still scaring them! How about this? We let you go home, let you pull right inside. All we need to see is that gun come out the window.
   SIMPSON: I'm not going to point it at anyone.
   LANGE: I know that, man! I know that! But you're scaring them anyway!
   SIMPSON: I'm not going to point it at anyone.
   LANGE: I know you're not. I know you're not.
   SIMPSON: Oh -- I want to see my --
   LANGE: But you're scaring everyone. Just toss it in the window and drive right in. OK?
   SIMPSON: Oh -- I just want to see my home.
   LANGE: You will. You will. You want to see your kids though, too, don't you? Huh?
   SIMPSON: I got pictures with me.
   LANGE: You have pictures?
   SIMPSON: With me.
   LANGE: OK, but how about the real thing? And your mom? All right? How about the real thing?
   SIMPSON: Ah --
   LANGE: They need you. Don't do this to them. Don't do this to them. You're going to break their hearts. They're young yet. Come on! How about Arnelle? Have you thought of Arnelle yet?
   SIMPSON: Huh?
   LANGE: Have you thought of Arnelle yet? She needs you.
   SIMPSON: Ah --
   LANGE: They all need you, man. Come on. You're going to break their hearts. Don't do this. Juice? Toss it and drive right in. But just toss it.
   SIMPSON: Ah -- ah --
   LANGE: Just tell A.C. to toss it.
   SIMPSON: Ah -- almost home.
   LANGE: OK, you're going to get home. But your kids need you, OK? They want you, too? All right? Nobody's going to hurt you and you don't want to hurt anybody, right?
   SIMPSON: I ain't going to hurt anybody.
   LANGE: I know. I know you're not, man. I know you're not going to do that. I know you're not and nobody wants to hurt you, right? Huh? When's the last time you saw the kids?
   SIMPSON: Oh --
   LANGE: Huh? When'd you see the kids last, Juice?
   SIMPSON: A.C.'s pulling me in the driveway.
   LANGE: I know, I see you, I see you. Please, toss the gun. Juice, just toss it. Come on, man. Just toss it, please?
   SIMPSON: Ah --
   LANGE: All right? Juice, just toss the gun.
   (Screaming in the background)
   LANGE: Who is that out there? Just toss it, Juice. He's just trying to help. He's just trying to help, man. He's just trying to help. Juice, come on. Just toss it. It's OK. Hey! Don't! Hey, man, don't! Don't! Don't! Juice!
   UNIDENTIFIED VOICE: Don't do it, O.J.! Don't! Don't!
   LANGE: Juice! Juice! You there? Hey, pick it up, Juice!
   UNIDENTIFIED VOICE: Listen to me! Listen to me, O.J.!
   LANGE: Juice! I'm still here!
   UNIDENTIFIED VOICE: Shut the f--- up!
   LANGE: Juice! Juice! Don't do it! Juice! Hey! Juice!
   UNIDENTIFIED VOICE: O.J.! Please, O.J.!
   LANGE: Pick it up! O.J.! Pick it up! Listen to him! O.J.! Listen to him! O.J.! Listen to him! Listen to him! Please, O.J.! Come on, toss it! O.J.! Pick up the phone! Pick it up, man! (To someone in the room) He's yelling at A.C. A.C.'s pleading with him. Juice! Pick up the phone! Juice! Pick up the phone, man! Come on! Juice! Pick up the phone! O.J.! O.J.! O.J.!
   SIMPSON: I'm not going to hurt nobody! I'm not going to --
   LANGE: O.J., we know that! Pick it up!
   SIMPSON: I'm not going to hurt you guys! (sobbing)
   LANGE: O.J., pick up the phone! O.J.!
   SIMPSON: (sobbing)
   LANGE: O.J.! I'm still here! Pick it up!
   SIMPSON: Ooh --
   LANGE: O.J.! O.J.! O.J.! Pick up the phone, man! Juice, come on! Pick it up! Pick it up!
   SIMPSON: No! No!
   LANGE: Hello! Pick it up!
   UNIDENTIFIED VOICE: Where's his mother?
   LANGE: O.J.!
   SIMPSON: I told you guys I ain't going to hurt nobody!
   LANGE: O.J., we know that.
   SIMPSON: Tell them I'm not going to hurt nobody!
   LANGE: We know you're not going to hurt nobody. We know that. Pick it up, man! Pick it up, man! (To someone in the room) He's still down on the floor. O.J.? Hey, man, pick the phone up! O.J.!
   UNIDENTIFIED VOICE: Shut up!
   LANGE: O.J., you there? I'm still here. I'm still here, man. Pick it up! O.J.? You there? Are you there?
   SIMPSON: I want him out of here. I want Arnelle
(unintelligible).
   LANGE: You there? Juice! O.J.!
   (background voices)
   LANGE: O.J.! O.J.? You still there? I'm here! O.J.? O.J.? Hello?
   SIMPSON: (Connection muffled)
   LANGE: I can't hear you, man. I can't hear you well.
   SIMPSON: (Connection muffled)
   LANGE: I can't hear you. Move the phone around a little bit.
Hello? Hello? Just toss the gun, if you can hear me, O.J. Toss the
gun. (To someone in the room) I don't know. Because A.C.'s moving
away. Juice! Don't do it! O.J.! O.J.! O.J.! Hey! Pick it up! O.J.,
pick it up! O.J., I'm still here! O.J., I'm here! Come on, pick up
the phone, man! O.J., pick it up! O.J.! Come on! I'm still here!
Pick up the phone! O.J.! Come on! Pick it up!
   (Muffled voices)
   LANGE: O.J.! You listening to me? The doctor's in the house,
man. O.J., the doctor's in the house. O.J.? O.J.!
   (Muffled voices)
   LANGE: O.J.? (To someone in the room) Yeah, I thought they did.
Is he -- is that him sticking his head in there? He's not the --
can't see the -- OK. All I can do is keep this open. He's not -- it's
lying down. The phone's lying on the floorboard or something. All I
can do is keep it open. Yeah. Mumbling. I can barely pick it up. I
don't think they're listening to me at all. They're talking. O.J.!
You there? O.J.! (To someone in the room) He's not picking me up.
He's --
   SIMPSON: You guys! I would never point anything at you guys! I
would never point anything at you guys! Never! Never would I point
anything at you guys!
   LANGE: He's dealing with the cops. O.J.?
   SIMPSON: No, they don't have to put them down! You don't have to
put them down! I just want you to know I would never, ever hurt any
of you guys! I'd never point anything at you!
   LANGE: O.J., you there? You there? O.J.?
   (Phone connection cuts off; unsuccessful tries to reconnect)

  



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