David Copperfield Uses Magic to Fake Out Muggers
Magician David Copperfield pulled a sleight of hand on robbers who demanded his wallet at gunpoint on Sunday night, after a performance in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Hey for any guy who can make the Statue of Liberty disappear and marry supermodel Claudia Schieffer, fooling a bunch of dumbs**t teens must have seemed like Magic 101.
As the story unfolds, the master magician and two assistants, Cathy Daly and Mia Volmut, were walking back to their tour bus when a black car pulled up beside them.
"At first we thought they were just more people wanting autographs," a spokesperson read in a statement for Copperfield. "They told us to give them money and our stuff. At that point we realized that there were guns in our face."
His assistants handed over money, plane tickets and other various items. Copperfield turned his pockets inside out to show he had nothing on him - a sleight of hand by the illusionist. "Call it reverse pickpocketing," Copperfield later said. He still had his passport, wallet and cell phone, and gave the teens nothing.
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