|The "Great Ger Koff" shown stepping into|
his magic window on Tuesday night. He has
yet to come back and his family and creditors
In the final magic act of each performance, The Great Ger Koff steps into a "magic" window and appears to disappear. On Tuesday night he stepped into the window and as the frame fell to the floor, the audience gasped and looked at each other in amazement. The applause that followed was deafening.
As the last of the thrilled audience filed out of the show tent, Koff's mother ran up on stage and picked up the picture frame. "Where is my Ger Koff?" she blurted with a tear in her eye. "He was suppose to come right back, he's still in there!" Bridgeport police were called soon after and leery of becoming part of a magic show prank responded slowly. Investigative officer Tu Long did not arrive on the scene until noon on Wednesday where he found an anxious group of family members milling around. To make matters worse, a larger group of Koff's creditors were also present. A quick check by Channel 1 News found that Koff was not only behind in his rent, groceries, and escort services, but he also owed Bug's Bunny Ranch, $1500 for rabbits used in his show.
|Mrs. Koff waits and hopes that|
her son "The Great Ger Koff"
will reappear soon.
Judge Ima Kidd will rule on the request after watching an audience member's phone video of Koff's disappearing act. "I'm going to watch it in slow motion" Judge Kidd said. "Over and over if I have to."
Channel 1 News will follow this story and hopefully will be able to report the safe return of The Great Ger Koff.