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Lie to Mom and Get Thrown in Jail

A Chicago man lied to his mom and police about being robbed to pay off a debt, police said.

After a man from Chicago lied to his mother about being robbed, he wound up in jail.

On Oct. 13, shortly after 5 p.m., Clyde Glover, 55, of Chicago, claimed someone took $19 from his shirt pocket at gunpoint at McDonald's, according to Evergreen Park police, after his mother lent him the money to get something to eat.

Glover's mother was at Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers, and he returned to the hospital and told his mother he'd been robbed, police said.

officers were dispatched to the McDonald’s in the 2600 block of West 95th Street.

Police said Glover went to the hospital “to check on his mother, and after checking on her, he went outside and requested police” so he could tell them he was robbed. 

“After informing officers that he was robbed, he changed his story three different times,” said police, before admitting he was never robbed and made up the whole story.

Glover had given the money to someone he owed a debt to, police said. Police charged Glover with attempt at disorderly conduct.

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Jeff November 01, 2011 at 04:55 PM
What will this adult child do when his mother passes away? He's probably licking his chops at the prospect if the mother owns the property she lives in. He'll finally be able to pay cash to the crack man. What a shame. Hey, Clyde, you don't have to live like this any longer. Give your mother something and someone to be proud of before she dies.
Paula Hank Gierlach November 02, 2011 at 12:33 PM
oh please, he didn't owe money to someone. 55 years old, needing lunch money from Mommy... he used the money for something else, drugs is my guess. I am so sick of these "adults" sponging off their elderly parents. Time to grow up!
David Pawson November 02, 2011 at 12:52 PM
Once again, a misleading -- nay a LYING headline. This man was not arrested for lying to his mother: he was arrested for filing a false police report! Journalism without ethics, just one reason this country is in the poor shape it is in.
Callie Lynn November 02, 2011 at 01:03 PM
This person needs to spend 2 days in jail to see what is going to be like when he is REALLY on his own!!!! Then he will wise up! What if the police got another call and help to help someone in real danger, but was trying to get this done first..That fellow could have put someone's life on the line, for his stupid prank!
SMRTNUP November 02, 2011 at 02:04 PM
Every one of you are correct in your assessment of Clyde. . . However, one thing you all failed to do was to express any compassion for his obvious mental status and his lack of maturity at age 55. . . There is certainly some room and reason for that here. Hang in there, Clyde. . . Try to develop more independence and consider yourself more as an adult because, as stated herein, one day you will need all of the maturity and independence you can muster for yourself. . . And take good care of your mother, . . Honor her while you still can on this earth ! . . Every mother deserves no less than that. . . . Good fortune to you ! . . .
Howie November 02, 2011 at 02:08 PM
I guess then just men that file false police reports should spend time in jail. Women that file false rape reports almost never even get charged let alone go to jail. And they always put someone's life in danger- which is why many men spend decades in prison for no reason. But without a deterrent, women keep on enjoying putting innocent men away.
Heidi November 02, 2011 at 02:17 PM
This was over $19 its insane, its not right to lie but its change its not even worth it.
shana November 02, 2011 at 02:51 PM
idiot, good for him
paul marrird November 02, 2011 at 04:56 PM
55 yrs old.???...well he did prove his conscience had bothered him...he made a bad liar...there's hope for him yet.....but to put him in jail...bit extreme.... mom eh?.....son...it's time to get away from the apron strings...but ....stil being a good caring...and concerned son
Dickie Doodles November 02, 2011 at 05:13 PM
Are the folks that run this Patch news farce, so in need of readers that they must continually have those quaint little pop ups at the bottom of the screen that practically beg you to join their little clan? What apathetic bunch of losers they must be. Worse even than the HUFFPOST HACKS!

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