Does mom love him? Cops say man faked kidnapping to find out
SUN-TIMES MEDIA WIRE February 8, 2012 12:28PM
19-year-old Dorian Ford, who wanted to get money from his family staged his own kidnapping to demand $1,000 in ransom, according to police who later arrested him. | DuPage County Sheriff's Office
Updated: March 11, 2012 8:33AM
A fake kidnapping and $1,000 ransom demand wasn’t about the money, it was about love, a DuPage County teenager told police.
Dorian Ford, 19, claimed he staged his own kidnapping and asked his mom to pay the bogus ransom to see if she loved him enough to pay, authorities said Wednesday. “He admitted he merely wanted to know if his mother cared for him,” DuPage County Assistant State’s Attorney Kevin Laude said as Ford appeared in bond court.
Ford was charged with felony disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false police report claiming he had been kidnapped. He called his mother Tuesday and told her he had been hit on the head and abducted, sheriff’s police said. He told her she had to pay a $1,000 ransom to free him, but she called police.
Investigators found Ford — who’s on probation for a 2011 robbery conviction — and said he admitted that the kidnapping claim was phony.
His mother didn’t attend his Wednesday afternoon hearing and couldn’t be reached for comment. Sun-Times Media