Tiger King hitman reveals he hated Joe Exotic and agreed to kill Carole Baskin only to drain him of 'every dime'
The person hired by Netflix's Tiger King fame Joe Exotic to kill his adversary, Big Cat Rescue CEO Carole Baskin, has claimed that he only took money from the zoo operator to escape to Oklahoma. Allen Glover said that his plan was to drain Exotic of his money, according to Daily Mail.
Glover, 51, was reportedly hired by the former owner of GW Exotic Animal Park in Wynnewood, Oklahoma to murder Baskin for $3,000 in 2017. Exotic, whose real name is Joseph Allen Maldonado-Passage, was convicted in 2019 for two counts of murder for hire, for a plot to kill Baskin. Exotic and Baskin's feud centered around their differing opinions on what constitutes animal cruelty. Exotic, accused of animal abuse, denied Baskin's claims that his roadside zoo contributed to "an industry of misery."
"I never had any intention of harming Carole, let alone kill her," Glover told the outlet. "I was working for Joe at the time and I just couldn't stand being around Joe anymore and I wanted to get out of there and go back to South Carolina. But I didn't have any money to leave, I was only making $150/week."
The 51-year-old later testified against Exotic, which resulted in a 22-year prison sentence for the big cat enthusiast. He was also booked for multiple accounts of animal abuse. Glover said that he does not believe that the flamboyant former zoo owner will last very long in prison.
"He's not going to ever set foot alive outside of prison again, he won't do his full sentence, I give him five years at most before he's dead," Glover said. "He knows he's never getting out and that sets the course for depression, I wouldn't be surprised if he even makes it out of medical where he is currently being housed. I should know the mindset it takes to survive, I've spent a long time in prison, and Joe doesn't have what it takes."
Glover revealed that he became involved in the murder plot after he heard Exotic repeatedly express his desire of wanting Baskin gone. The 51-year-old said that Exotic would say things like: "I want to kill that b***h Carole Baskin, she's sucked me dry of money and she wants all of my animals."
"One day while driving with Joe I told him 'I can take care of that for you,' he said, 'really?' I've never seen him so happy," Glover added. "I had to make Joe really believe I wanted to kill Carole in order to get the money so I could get out of there and back to South Carolina."
Exotic reportedly offered Glover $5,000 initially, however, he ended up paying him $3,000 because he did not have enough funds. After the pair agreed on the price, Exotic then hatched a plan to kill Baskin, who lived in Florida. The plan involved Exotic's former husband, John Finlay, taking Glover to Dallas to get a fake ID card, and to use the same ID for bus trips and hotel stays.
Glover got the fake ID under the name of John McDowell Allen, but according to him, Exotic kept changing his mind on how to kill Baskin. Initially, he wanted him to shoot her, then he wanted Glover to wait in the bushes outside her property and shoot her with a bow and arrow. He later changed his mind again telling Glover to cut Baskin's head off and "feed her out to the swamps."
Glover admitted that he took a bus down to Tampa as he was instructed, however, instead of attempting to kill Baskin, he "partied, bought drugs, alcohol and women with the money."
He was reportedly staying within miles of Baskin's house and thought of telling her about Exotic's plan but he decided against it. "I would be in jail too, I didn't want to get involved," he said. Glover said that he returned to South Carolina and when Exotic became aware that Baskin had not been killed, he called him yelling, demanding his money back.
"My only plan the entire time was to drain every dime I could get from Joe, I hated that guy," Glover told the outlet laughing. "Joe's plan would have never worked, even if he had hired a legitimate 'hitman'. He deserves every year he got, he screwed so many people over. He thought he was going to play me, but it looks like I got the last laugh," the 51-year-old added.
Ever since Netflix's docu-series 'Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness' premiered on Netflix, multiple celebrities have joined in the effort to call for Exotic's release from prison.