Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Dad charged with putting 6-year-old son in head lock, draggling him across parking lot during visitation pick-up (Dolan Springs, Arizona)

For some ridiculous reason, family court judges have ruled that parking lots are safe places for protective mothers and abusive fathers to exchange the kids during custody visits. I have never understood this. Presumably, Daddy won't beat up somebody if they are in a public place and not in a private home? Doesn't necessarily work that way. In addition, if Daddy isn't safe in private, than why should he have visitation/custody rights at all? Why expose the already traumatized mother and children to further trauma and danger?

If there had been no unrelated witnesses to this father's abuse of this boy, the mother would probably have been labeled a liar, and the child the "alienated' victim of his mother's lies.

Now that fathers rights people are going to have to figure out a way to explain away the other witnesses who stopped the fathers abuse. Um, they were no doubt suffering from Stranger Alienation Syndrome (SAS)?


AZ man accused of holding son, 6, in choke hold

Posted: Mar 11, 2014 3:42 PM EDT
Updated: Mar 11, 2014 4:14 PM EDT

By Breann Bierman

DOLAN SPRINGS, AZ (CBS5) - An Arizona father has been arrested for allegedly putting his 6-year-old son in a choke hold and pulling him through the parking lot until a witness was able to rescue the boy.

Investigators said Perry Dorian Wickerd, 54, of Dolan Springs was at a business in the 16100 block of Pierce Ferry Road in Dolan Springs early Monday afternoon to pick up his son from his ex-wife's custody, according to the Mohave County Sheriff's Office.

Wickerd's ex-wife told police Wickerd had their son in a choke hold and she tried to stop him. She said two men in the area stopped to help and the good Samaritans were able to hold the man until deputies arrived.

Police called one of the witnesses who said he was driving by when he saw a man holding a child in a choke hold so he stopped his car, grabbed the man and forced him to release the child.

Wickerd was taken to Mohave County Jail on a felony aggravated assault charge.