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Cops Say Man Used Young Son To Pick Up Women

samzenpus posted more than 5 years ago | from the don't-hate-the-player-hate-the-game dept.

Idle 14

Police in Utica, Michigan put an end to a divorced man's weekend visitation with his son after it was discovered he was using the young boy to help pick up women. The 7-year-old would approach women in the park and ask, "if they would like to meet his dad so he could have a mother." If that didn't work, the world's youngest wingman would begin to cry and try to get the unsuspecting women to take him back to his father's car. Eventually, several men in the park figured out what was going on and alerted the police. The father was arrested, charged with disorderly conduct, and possession of steel testicles.

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Oldest trick in the book. (2, Insightful)

FlickieStrife (1304115) | more than 5 years ago | (#29094593)

Seriously, arrested? I seriously doubt the kid really knew the magnitude of what he was doing. Just call the dad a damn douche and be on with it.

Re:Oldest trick in the book. (1)

ground.zero.612 (1563557) | more than 5 years ago | (#29096521)

I predict the next headline will read something like this: "Cops Say Man Used Puppy To Pick Up Women At The Park" Or perhaps: "Cops Say Man Used Unripe Fruit To Pick Up Women At The Grocery"

Re:Oldest trick in the book. (1)

tacarat (696339) | more than 5 years ago | (#29264537)

I thought the fruit was for after he picked them up?

Re:Oldest trick in the book. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#29096837)

Except that the guy who was doing this was drunk as a skunk. It's not in the article, but it's mentioned in the video report.

Taking your kid to the park while intoxicated is just not right.

Re:Oldest trick in the book. (2, Funny)

jbudofsky (1279064) | more than 5 years ago | (#29097215)

Taking your kid to the park while intoxicated is just not right.

I agree. At least let the kid sober up first.

Re:Oldest trick in the book. (1)

anotherone (132088) | more than 5 years ago | (#29099855)

well I don't think they arrested the kid

Re:Oldest trick in the book. (1)

Abreu (173023) | more than 5 years ago | (#29105815)

Agreed. While not as extreme as "Please meet my dad so that I can have a mommy", my brother in law used to pull a similar trick.

He would take my 2-year old for trips to the mall where he would meet his high-school girl friends... Instant popularity for him, and my kid would have 4-5 simultaneous babysitters looking at him play in the plastic playground in the mall.

In the meantime, me and my wife would have a very nice time watching a movie...

Joke? (1)

agustinfl (1619853) | more than 5 years ago | (#29098471)

This clearly seems to be just a joke...

Guy's an idiot (1)

hyades1 (1149581) | more than 5 years ago | (#29099891)

Kittens and puppies work at least as well, and they're cheaper to get rid of after they've done their job.

Re:Guy's an idiot (1)

oldspewey (1303305) | more than 5 years ago | (#29100027)

However bagged goldfish really seem to miss the mark ... trust me on this one.

Re:Guy's an idiot (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#29105865)

That's because you throw like a girl.

disorderly conduct? (2, Insightful)

superwiz (655733) | more than 5 years ago | (#29100243)

seems like it's the unlawful-arrest excuse of choice nowadays.

Re:disorderly conduct? (1)

Lumpy (12016) | more than 5 years ago | (#29105711)

Disorderly conduct was designed to give the police a catch all way of arresting anyone. It's used to quell people protesting, people who are even in their home can be arrested for disorderly conduct.

It's designed mostly from the early 20-30's to be used as a way to arrest any black person at will, but has been kept around to be used as a tool to arrest anyone at any time.

Child as babe bait... (1)

JonChance (1115393) | more than 5 years ago | (#29100593)

I can understand the rational for this type of tactic. Women love cute kids and it works like a really good pick up line that doesn't sound cheesy. It is portrayed in movies and T.V shows all the time... The thing I don't agree with is the guy being trashed and driving, thus putting the child's life in danger. Those reasons I can understand why his visitation was revoked ,why he was arrested and why he has to now deal with C.P.S. For that the guy deserves the golden douche award. But the sole reason of his arrest was using the child as babe bait... hmm just a bit misleading and sensationalistic ....
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