The victim of O.J. SIMPSON's alleged sports memorabilia robbery was arrested the day before the raid. Alfred Beardsley was picked up by police in Las Vegas last week (12Sep07) for a parole violation. On Thursday (13Sep07), Simpson and five associates reportedly raided Beardsley's suite at the Palace Station Hotel + Casino in Sin City. The collector and memorabilia dealer claims two of Simpson's posse drew weapons and forced him and a business partner to hand over items like signed baseballs and photographs at gunpoint. But a local Las Vegas TV network has learned Beardsley was arrested by a fugitive task force at the Luxor Hotel. Authorities have told the Fox affiliate that Beardsley was wanted on a California warrant for a parole violation. He was taken into custody without incident and is being held pending an extradition hearing to send him back to California.