Can This Be True?

 

Matt Hollywood

The Melbourne Herald Sun reports today the magic equipment in Matt Hollywood's vehicle scared away would-be thieves.

 

There are two aspects of the story that seem incredible.

 

First, the magician reported the thieves did get two items: a car phone, and a "video camera which had some prized footage of the Siegfried and Roy circus tiger attack."

 

Second:

 

"When the coppers arrived to look things over, all sorts of odd things were happening. There were playing cards, coins and pens floating all around the car. But it seems what really scared the thieves off were the monstrous spider and the severed fingers they were confronted with when they opened the magic box."

 

Whatever!!

 

We're not smart but at least we're immature.

 

We are asked to believe Mr. Hollywood had a video camera containing video tape of Montecore's attack on Roy Horn on October 3rd 2003.

 

Do you remember, like we do, when the National Enquirer and the Weekly World News were offering top dollar to anyone with video tape or photographs of that horrible incident? Do you remember, as we do, when the U.S. Department of Agriculture Inspectors were going to subpoena Siegfried and Roy and their management, and if necessary, hold them in contempt in order to get the one video tape of the horrific act? And do you recall the Nevada legislature prepared a law to protect Siegfried and Roy from any such subpoena or any imprisonment by the U.S. Government.

 

Let's assume he really did have the video from that night. One would imagine he would have taken it from the camera in the ensuing 18 months. Maybe, he would have made a copy of the video just in case the original was destroyed or, say, stolen.

 

Mr. Hollywood took enormous risks by keeping the tape in his camera….

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Matt Hollywood

The Melbourne Herald Sun reports today the magic equipment in Matt Hollywood's vehicle scared away would-be thieves.

 

There are two aspects of the story that seem incredible.

 

First, the magician reported the thieves did get two items: a car phone, and a "video camera which had some prized footage of the Siegfried and Roy circus tiger attack."

 

Second:

 

"When the coppers arrived to look things over, all sorts of odd things were happening. There were playing cards, coins and pens floating all around the car. But it seems what really scared the thieves off were the monstrous spider and the severed fingers they were confronted with when they opened the magic box."

 

Whatever!!

 

We're not smart but at least we're immature.

 

We are asked to believe Mr. Hollywood had a video camera containing video tape of Montecore's attack on Roy Horn on October 3rd 2003.

 

Do you remember, like we do, when the National Enquirer and the Weekly World News were offering top dollar to anyone with video tape or photographs of that horrible incident? Do you remember, as we do, when the U.S. Department of Agriculture Inspectors were going to subpoena Siegfried and Roy and their management, and if necessary, hold them in contempt in order to get the one video tape of the horrific act? And do you recall the Nevada legislature prepared a law to protect Siegfried and Roy from any such subpoena or any imprisonment by the U.S. Government.

 

Let's assume he really did have the video from that night. One would imagine he would have taken it from the camera in the ensuing 18 months. Maybe, he would have made a copy of the video just in case the original was destroyed or, say, stolen.

 

Mr. Hollywood took enormous risks by keeping the tape in his camera. If it was our camera, the event would have some birthday party recorded over the precious images.

 

It is also hard to believe Mr. Hollywood was at the October 3rd show, got the video camera into the theater, filmed the show and attack, and got the camera and tape out of the theater. He would have had to ignore local law enforcement pleas for any evidence that could assist their investigation. Remember, too, the police were working under the assumption that Roy was near death and had little chance to survive. Thanks to his strength and will, Roy did survive and has improved dramatically.

 

Don't even get us started on the rubber finger tips and spider on elastic cord being sufficient to scare away brazen car thieves.

 

You may draw your own conclusions but it seems to be an incredible story to gain publicity for a magician. We wouldn't care so much but for the reference to Roy's attack.

 

Finally, if you had exclusive video of, say, an UFO landing in a grassy marsh to abduct six or seven people for experiments on some far off planet, would you leave the video in your camera? More significantly, would you tell the thieves who just absconded with your treasure they did not just have a video camera, they had incredibly valuable video.

 

If Mr. Hollywood's story is true, his announcement that the camera had this special video moment only ensured the thieves would not tape over or destroy the tape.

 

Whatever!

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