From Murder in Brentwood by Mark Fuhrman
Chapter 16: Hypothesis of a Murder (Page 211-213. Annotations by Jasper Garrison)
"When Simpson arrives at his home, he sees the limo waiting for him at the Ashford gate. He pulls the Bronco to an abrupt stop at the curb by the Rockingham gate. The sudden breaking of the car dislodges the piece of wood that was picked up in the alley; it falls into the parkway. The Bronco is parked haphazardly, but Simpson either does not notice or does not have time to correct it."
[Fuhrman does not explain how O.J. could have seen the limo from Rockingham or how Park could have failed to hear the Bronco drive up and come to a sudden halt.]
"Simpson walks toward the front door, blood dripping from his left hand. He sees the limo driver Allan Park ringing the buzzer at the Ashford gate. If it is possible, Simpson becomes even more panicked. Even in the dim light, Simpson thinks the driver recognizes him. After all, he is O.J. Here in the doorway, there is at least enough light for Simpson to see the cut on his left hand. This may be the first time he realizes he is cut. He puts the hand into his pocket to keep from dripping more blood."
[Fuhrman does not say how O.J. could have opened and closed the Bronco door and the Rockingham gate without Park hearing him. He has already said that he saw the limo driver waiting for him at the Ashford gate when he first pulled up and he now has him seeing him again in the light of his front door and fearing that the driver recognizes him. In a previous attack on O.J.'s story about cutting himself before the murders without realizing it, he said that O.J. would have known he was cut. Here he borrows that part of O.J.'s story and inserts it where the blood trail ends.]
"After seeing the limo driver and his own injury, Simpson does not know what to do. But he realizes that if he walks into the front door the limo driver will think that he is returning from being out. This will ruin whatever alibi he might have come up with. Simpson turns toward the garage and runs down the narrow path which goes behind the bungalows. He knows the path will ultimately lead him around the pool area where he can enter his home through the patio door [but he forgets about the maid's entrance between the garage and the first bungalow]. Running down the dark path [without opening the two gates], he collides with an air conditioner braced at about chest high [head high]. Simpson hits the air conditioner with force and spins clockwise, striking the wall [three times].
"It is approximately 10:40 p.m. [as you will see, this time is needed for all of the other things Fuhrman says O.J. does before the limo driver sees him at 10:56]. On the other side of the wall Kato Kaelin is talking on the phone with his friend Rachel Ferrara when he hears loud thumps. Kato sees a picture on his wall shake, and tells Rachel he thinks it might be an earthquake. When no further noises or movements occur, Kato continues talking with his friend. They stay on the phone another ten minutes.
"Frantic and stunned by his collision, Simpson remembers that his single house key opens all the outside doors to the main house, including the maid's service entrance just off the walkway where he is now standing. Perhaps Simpson puss the glove from his right hand and reaches for his keys. In any event, he drops the glove on the ground."
[Fuhrman explains the dropped keys on Bundy as the result of O.J. reaching for the key to his Bronco. Where was the bloody glove then and where was the blood from the glove or his cut finger on any of the three gates he had to open to reach the air conditioner?]
"Running back to the service entrance, Simpson fumbles with the key before he finally enters the house. The first thing he does is reach for the light switch in the bathroom, leaving a bloodstain. Once the light comes on, he is momentarily blinded. Then Simpson sees himself in the mirror. He is looking into the face of a murderer.
"Remembering the cut on his left hand, Simpson grabs a small gauze bandage to stop the bleeding. Tearing open the bandage wrapper, he remembers the glove he dropped back along the pathway. As he goes back outside [Why?!! Wait 'til you hear the answer], Simpson takes the bandage from its wrapper and covers the cut on his finger. Then he discards the wrapper across the cyclone fence."
[Before O.J. left Rockingham on the 12th the cut on his finger was so small that Kato, Park and the people he signed autographs for at the airport and on the plane didn't even see a cut, let alone a bandage. The piece of blue plastic that Fuhrman says was the wrapper for the bandage was not described that way by Dennis Fung and it was not found near the service entrance; it was found by Fuhrman near the glove on the other side of the second gate.]
"Simpson's eyes are not yet accustomed to the darkness and panic gnaws at his mind. Inside the house the phone is ringing. No doubt the limo driver saw him. He's got to get cleaned up and catch his flight. There's no time to get the glove now. Simpson runs back toward the driveway and walks into his front door, trying to take control of a situation that has already gone sideways countless times in countless ways [for O.J. or Fuhrman?]. Allan Park sees him enter the house. It is approximately 10:55 p.m."
[Where is Kato? Hang on, he's coming.]
"Simpson finishes stripping his clothes off as he approaches his bath. First he takes off his socks [before he takes off his shoes?] leaving them at the foot of his bed. Then he removes the rest of his clothing. The cool water of a shower can't stop his body from sweating. He is not in control.
"After he hangs up the phone, Kato walks outside to investigate the noises he heard against the wall. He goes to the entrance of the path, but it is dark and the flashlight he has taken is dim. He is afraid to go any further. Instead, he comes around to the front of the residence where he sees the limo and Park."
[So, when did Park and Kato first see each other? Was it at 10:51 or 10:52 immediately after Kato got off the phone? Or was it after Park saw O.J. go into the house and Kato came out from the pathway by the garage to open the Ashford gates? Take your pick. Neither interpretation squares with the testimony of Kato Kaelin and Allan Park.]