MN Couple Lied about being Robbed in Chicago

 

 

 

A pair of Twin Cities tourists fabricated a story about getting robbed at knifepoint by three men in Chicago’s Loop and told police they were just trying to have “some fun,” prosecutors said Sunday.

Katie Mager, 27, of Apple Valley and Ryan Reiersgaard, 27, of Burnsville originally claimed they were robbed of a $12,000 engagement ring, among other valuables, while walking near the lower level of 300 North Columbus Drive early Thursday morning.

The two said three men approached them with a knife and took the ring, along with $5,000 cash, $3,000 Louis Vuitton suitcase, a Burberry purse, a $2,000 MacBook Air laptop, a $300 suitcase, a wallet and a $150 iPad Mini.

Mager told police she could recognize one of the alleged attackers because he “looked like a milk-dud or Fat Albert, reeked of marijuana and was short in height and heavy-set,” according to Assistant State’s Attorney Joseph Carlson.

Reiersgaard said the whole scam was Mager’s idea and that “he doesn’t know her motives.” He said that sometimes, their “shenanigans” get out of control and that he was only trying to have some fun on his birthday, Carlson said.

Prosecutors noted that it was, in fact, his birthday.

They were each charged with a felony count of disorderly conduct relating to the false report of a crime. Judge Sophia Atcherson ordered each of them held on $10,000 bond during a Sunday court hearing.

The pair had called 911 around 1:50 a.m. Thursday and told officers they got lost after taking GPS directions to a hotel. Police drove them around to identify the location of the robbery, but were unable to find the exact location.

They told officers they had landed at O’Hare International Airport from Minneapolis-St. Paul around 9 p.m. and spent about three hours trying to find a rental car.

Mager said she was trying to meet her friend in Evanston for pizza but couldn’t remember the restaurant name. They told police they got lost near Lower Wacker Drive, parked the car and got out on foot with their luggage.

Reiersgaard told police he couldn’t track the Apple items because they were turned off. Maher said she was too stressed out to think about why they would have gotten out of the car to walk around to look for their hotel with their luggage, according to prosecutors.

Police said the couple was unable to provide serial numbers for the luggage, electronics and jewelry. Airport security footage showed them traveling without luggage.

After being arrested, Mager told police she “made a mistake, had bad friends and is sorry.” She said she would only be honest with police if they promised to let her go home, prosecutors said.

They are both scheduled to appear in court again Thursday.

 

https://www.twincities.com/2017/12/10/minnesota-couple-charged-with-false-robbery-report-in-chicago/

so "minnesota nice" is one big fat lie? 

Captain CargoShorts -

so "minnesota nice" is one big fat lie? 

Actually yes, I've found mn nice to only be accurate between native MN'ers

Couple of meth heads trying to run an insurance scam?

 

Mager told police she could recognize one of the alleged attackers because he “looked like a milk-dud or Fat Albert, reeked of marijuana and was short in height and heavy-set,” according to Assistant State’s Attorney Joseph Carlson.”

Haha

FrontBroRian - Mager told police she could recognize one of the alleged attackers because he “looked like a milk-dud or Fat Albert, reeked of marijuana and was short in height and heavy-set,” according to Assistant State’s Attorney Joseph Carlson.”

Haha

I lol’d and stop reading after that. 

It was unbelievable because they said they walked down to Lower Wacker Drive in the middle of the night.  You would have to be blind to do that.

Chimonos Revenge -

Couple of meth heads trying to run an insurance scam?

 

That's what it looks like to me.

They would've pulled an insurance scam if they ever got away with it and had the police report

Flew into ORD, heading to Evanston, got lost on wacker.  Seems legit.

complaints -
Chimonos Revenge -

Couple of meth heads trying to run an insurance scam?

 

That's what it looks like to me.

You guys think "meth heads" carry travelers / other type of insurance that would cover an event like this? 

What insurance exactly do you think they were trying to defraud? 

FrontBroRian - Mager told police she could recognize one of the alleged attackers because he “looked like a milk-dud or Fat Albert, reeked of marijuana and was short in height and heavy-set,” according to Assistant State’s Attorney Joseph Carlson.”

Haha

Billy Ray Chubbs?

I got robbed

where

i have no idea 

 

 

lol

OblongBox -
FrontBroRian - Mager told police she could recognize one of the alleged attackers because he “looked like a milk-dud or Fat Albert, reeked of marijuana and was short in height and heavy-set,” according to Assistant State’s Attorney Joseph Carlson.”

Haha

Billy Ray Chubbs?

BRC is like 7 feet tall with a miscular build. Not some milk-dud fat albert look alike.

Lol at getting mugged in The Loop.

Akkadian88 -

December to Date
Shot & Killed: 37
Shot & Wounded: 150
Total Shot: 187
Total Homicides: 39

Yea you clearly have no agenda

Fuck them. That police man power they used up with their scam could have been used to solve some murders.

"She said she would only be honest with police if they promised to let her go home, prosecutors said."

 

That isn't how this works anymore, honey.