Michigan Man Forces 7 Year Old Son to Help Pick Up Women

POSTED: Thursday, August 13, 2009 - 2:34pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 5:52pm

A 48-year-old Utica, Michigan man has been charged with a disorderly conduct after he used his 7-year-old son to try and meet women in a park.

Utica police Detective Sgt. David Faber said the man instructed his son on Sunday evening to ask women in Grant Park "if they would like to meet his dad so he could have a mother."

"Dad orchestrated this. He would send him up to different women, and when he would get turned down by the women, the 7-year-old would begin to cry and try to see if they would feel sorry for him and go back to the car with him," Faber said.

Faber said the women rejected the suspect, and his ploy unsettled several men in the park.

That led to a confrontation.

The man was arrested and posted a $100 bond.

He is scheduled to appear in court within 10 days.

The man told police he is divorced and has weekend visitation rights.