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Man busted for lying to cops about stolen Oprah tix

Oprah Winfrey

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Oprah Tickets

Meet Robert Spearing.

The 44-year-old Canadian yesterday was in Chicago with his wife to attend one of the final, star-studded taping of the Oprah Winfrey Show.

But after discovering that the 13,000 tickets to Winfrey’s “Farewell Spectacular” at the United Center had already been given away in a lottery--and afraid of letting down his wife--Spearing concocted a story that he was attacked and robbed of his seats.

According to a complaint filed in Cook County Circuit Court, Spearing claimed to police that he “had been beaten up and injured and that his tickets to Oprah Winfrey Show had been stolen.”

After being treated for minor injuries, however, Spearing admitted to fabricating the incident. He told investigators that he “inflicted his own injuries by cutting his forehead with a rock and scraped his hands.” He did this, Spearing explained, “so he would not disappoint his wife for not getting the tickets.”

The phony assault claim, the complaint notes, resulted in “numerous police officers…looking for alleged offenders of the robbery.”

The devoted husband was charged with disorderly conduct and making a false police report, a felony. He is being held in the Cook County Jail in lieu of $20,000 bond. Spearing is next due in court on May 24. (1 page)

Comments (10)

What the hell would she do to him if she was "let down"? What a weenie!
This guy probably chose to injure himself rather than attend an Oprah taping, as would I, and I'm a chick!
There are those who stay on the RIGHT path and enjoy life by following the Golden Rule and then there are others like this man, who go the other way and end up fools on the wrong side of the law (and often trying to rewrite the laws). They tend to complain about life not being fair and then demand their fair share even though they haven't earned it. These people are called losers and another word that starts with an L, but it escapes me at the moment.
Your forgetting that he is Canadian which means he sold his soul for health care. If I was born in Canada I would think life wasn't fair too.
Life servants to god (i.e., Right-wingers)?
I wonder what movie he watched the night before.
Somehow I do believe that his wife will give him the beating he so rightly deserves..
To his wife he's either a hero or a fool.
This guy is never going to hear the end of it from the boys @ work...
assuming he is employed