Wednesday, April 26, 2006
"Alright, gimme all your money. And that endless string of colored hankerchiefs."
Magician David Copperfield was the victim of an armed robbery in Palm Beach this past Sunday night, but because he is a master illusionist, he succeeded in flummoxing the dim-witted thugs who accosted him. Copperfield was walking around after his performance with two female assistants (presumably stitched back together after he sawed them in half a few hours earlier) when they were held up at gunpoint by three youths.
The two women forked over their cash. But Copperfield, whose real name is David Kotkin, used his wicked black magic to confuse the three robbers. Copperfield said that he "pulled out all of his pockets for them to see he had nothing, even though he had a cellphone, passport and wallet stuffed in them." He calls this "reverse pickpocketing."
Not bad, dude. But I think it would have been funnier if he reached into his pockets and unleashed a pack of white doves on the robbers. Or made one of those fancy black and white canes appear out of thin air and beat them with it. Or reached behind one of the robbers ears and pulled out his wallet. Any of those would have been cool.
First Claudia Shiffer, now this. It's David Copperfield's world, we're just living in it.
Read more about these satanic goings on here.