O.J. Simpson spotted at LVMPD headquarters on Thursday
UPDATE ON Oct. 6 | Simpson was spotted at Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department headquarters for a visit on Thursday. As a convicted felon, he is required to register his address with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
LAS VEGAS (KSNV News3LV) -- Following a nine-year incarceration, OJ Simpson is now a free man.
Just hours after his release, there have already been public Simpson sightings in Southern Nevada.
“I’m in a car for the last five hours, so how do I know how it feels to be out?” said Simpson while parked at a gas station in Amargosa Valley early Sunday morning. “I’m in nowhere USA for the last nine years doing nothing, nothing has changed in my life … what do you expect?”
The 70-year-old inmate was released from Lovelock Correctional Facility in the middle of the night.
“He left at 12:08. It was very unremarkable. There was nothing unique about it,” said Brooke Keast, a spokeswoman for the Nevada Department of Corrections.
Prison officials told News 3, it was a rare weekend release done for the safety of the inmate and the community.
Simpson was released on parole after serving time for the 2007 kidnapping and armed robbery at Palace Station Hotel. The one-time NFL great became America’s most well-known prisoner and was famously acquitted for the 1994 murders of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman.
"I'm not too terribly thrilled that any horrible human being — certainly he is included in that description — would get out of jail," said Ron Goldman’s father, Fred Goldman.
The Nevada Department of Public Safety said in a release that Simpson submitted a parole release plan for a residence in Las Vegas.
However, Simpson attorney Malcolm LaVergne said his client wants to move to Florida to be closer to his children. The question remains: How soon will that happen?
“That’s undetermined, but it should be fairly quickly. … Florida will be ultimately the location he will reside in. I can guarantee that,” said LaVergne.
Life on parole means no illegal drugs, no weapons and no contact with convicted felons. If Simpson breaks any of the rules of his parole, he could be sent back to prison.