Suburbanite Lied About Being Attacked By Black Men Near Wrigley, Cops Say

Dustin Garza falsely reported that a group of black men attacked him near Wrigley, police say.

A suburban man called 911 with a false report of a person with a gun near Wrigley Field on Sunday evening, police said. Dustin Garza, 36, of Elgin allegedly made the emergency call around 9:30 p.m. When police arrived, Garza told them that he had been battered by a group of black men—one of whom displayed a gun, according to a police department report.

Garza’s claims were “revealed to be false” when police reviewed footage of nearby surveillance cameras, an officer wrote. No motive was given for the alleged false report. Police said Garza had $2 in his pocket when he was arrested.

Garza, charged with one misdemeanor count of filing a false report, was released on a recognizance bond. He’s due back in court on June 27.

The incident followed Sunday’s Cubs vs. White Sox game.

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