‘Tiger King’: Where Is Allen Glover Now?

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Netflix’s docuseries, Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness, follows the occasions that led zookeeper Joe Exotic to rent two separate hitmen to homicide his rival, Carole Baskin. One of these males was Allen Glover, and it was his testimony that in the end helped authorities put Joe Exotic in jail. So the place is Allen Glover now?

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Who is ‘Tiger King’ star Allen Glover?

In the Netflix collection, Allen Glover is launched as a handyman who labored for Jeff Lowe. When Lowe took over Joseph Maldonado-Passage, aka Joe Exotic’s G.W. Zoo in Wynnewood, Oklahoma, he fired numerous folks and introduced in his personal employees, together with Glover.  

“When I first got to the zoo, I didn’t know anything about the zoo,” Glover says in episode 5 of Tiger King. “Jeff said ‘I’ll give you money and a place to live and whatnot,’ so I was like, ‘I’ll take him up on his offer.’”

In the episode, Glover additionally reveals that he spent a while in jail, and has had quite a few run-ins with the regulation. “I went to prison when I just turned 18, I did my time for that,” he says. “I’ve had many other encounters with the police, but moving on with my life.”

As proven within the docuseries, Glover didn’t get together with Maldonado-Passage. And when the zookeeper gave him cash to go to Florida to kill Carole Baskin, Glover took the cash and disappeared for some time. 

Allen Glover’s position within the ‘Tiger King’ murder-for-hire scheme

When Lowe realized that Maldonado-Passage was below federal investigation, he urged Glover to come back ahead and speak to regulation enforcement. Maldonado-Passage tried to rent an undercover federal agent posing as a hitman to homicide Baskin however was unable to pay and full the transaction. But with Glover’s testimony, the authorities have been in a position to affirm Maldonado-Passage’s intentions and crimes. 

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, throughout Maldonado-Passage’s March 2018 trial, “a jury heard evidence that Maldonado-Passage gave Allen Glover $3,000 to travel from Oklahoma to South Carolina and then to Florida to murder Carole Baskin, with a promise to pay thousands more after the deed.” 

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During the trial, Glover testified that he by no means meant to undergo with the homicide, and simply needed to take the cash and run. As reported by The Oklahoman, Glover instructed the court docket that he went again house to South Carolina after which to Florida to warn Baskin, however simply ended up getting drunk and excessive on painkillers and cocaine. “I just found a beach and found some people to party with,” Glover mentioned.  “I had some money.”

The jury discovered Maldonado-Passage responsible on 19 prison counts, together with two murder-for-hire counts, 9 counts of violating the Endangered Species Act, and eight counts of falsifying data. In January 2020, the 57-year-old zookeeper was sentenced to 22 years in jail. 

Where is Allen Glover now?

Glover doesn’t have a lot of a media presence, so it’s exhausting to pinpoint precisely the place he’s now. However, he labored for Lowe for a few years. So it’s protected to imagine he should be working on the G.W. Zoo or Lowe’s new park in Thackerville known as the Oklahoma Zoo. 

Netflix will air a brand new episode of Tiger King on April 12, however as of now, Glover’s identify isn’t on its listing of follow-up interviews.

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