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Mitchell Dutz

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Updated: Feb 4, 2019  

Farmington, Fulton County, Illinois. Drug dealer uses police as thugs against his rival by false report of car-jacking and child abduction. This one is a step further from the other fictim we saw here.

December 15, 2018. fictim Mitchell Dutz notified the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department about a car stolen by three suspects, claiming the incident happened while he paid for fuel at a gas station. He further claimed he had a 13-month old child at the back-seat, and provided police with a false photo of a child which he obtained online.

Following the report, an AMBER Alert was issued, Farmington Police Department worked with Peoria State Police District 14 headquarters to establish a command post and launch an investigation. Bartonville police and Other emergency services along with thousands of people were also involved in the effort to find the supposedly missing car and child. However, during a police interview with the fictim, it was determined that Mitchell Dutz’s story was a fabrication. There was no car was stolen and no child was kidnapped.

What really happened?

Mitchell Dutz was allegedly robbed during a drug deal gone bad, according to police. Then, armed with knowledge that police are likely to shoot black suspects on sight, he took to 911 using the infant abduction and car theft hoax as a way to use police as thugs to punish his rivals. Unfortunately, the first and only arrested of the 3 suspects was not involved in anyway. Though he was named in the AMBER alert as a wanted suspect. His photo and name were published by the media and he was eventually apprehended by police.

December 17, 2018. 18 year-old Mitchell Dutz was arrested and charged with making a false 911 call, filing a false police report, false representation of a police statement, burglary, and other pending charges. He is being held on a $50,000 bond at the Fulton County Jail and is expected to be arraigned on boxing day 2018.


February 04, 2019. After having pleaded guilty to burglary and filing a false report in Fulton County, Mitchell Dutz, from Madison County, was sentenced to three years in state prison. He is eligible for parole on June 16, 2020.

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