An angry judge doubled O.J. Simpson’s bail to $250,000 on Wednesday for violating terms of his original bail by attempting to contact a co-defendant in his armed robbery case.
Simpson, clad in jail attire, grimaced as the amount was announced and meekly acknowledged that he understood.
“I don’t know Mr. Simpson what the heck you were thinking — or maybe that’s the problem — you weren’t,” Clark County District Court Judge Jackie Glass told Simpson.
“I don’t know if it’s just arrogance. I don’t know if it’s ignorance. But you’ve been locked up at the Clark County Detention Center since Friday because of arrogance or ignorance — or both.”
Glass said that the initial court order to not contact other defendants was clear and she warned that if anything else happened Simpson would be locked up.
Simpson was picked up by his bail bondsman, Miguel Pereira of You Ring We Spring, in Florida on Friday and was brought back to Nevada on allegations he violated terms of his release.