Man Accused Of Trying To Extort $2 Million From Letterman Speaks To Reporters

Thursday, Oct 8, 2009  |  Updated 2:45 PM PDT
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Alleged Letterman Extortionist's Polite "No Comment"

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Robert "Joe" Halderman at the premiere of the film "Three Days in September" during the Tribeca Film Festival in 2006.

Robert "Joe" Halderman, the man accused of trying to extort $2 million from David Letterman, is taking a new approach to speaking to reporters – a polite one.

Over the weekend, Halderman yelled at reporters who stopped by the CBS "48 Hours" producer's home in Norwalk, Conn., according to the NY Daily News.

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"Get off my property or I'll call the police," he shouted, according to the paper. "This is a private road. If I see one more of you guys on this road, I will call the cops."

But when Fox News New York stopped by his home on Thursday, the producer, who remains free on $200,000 bail after pleading not guilty to attempted first-degree grand larceny, took a softer approach.

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"I can't make any comment," Halderman told the female reporter who knocked on his door. "And I understand that you're just trying to do your job.

"There's nothing I can say and I hope you have a very nice day. I'm not trying to hide or run but there's just nothing I can say," he added.

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