New York State police say troopers went to John Colby’s home in Massena in northern New York on Sunday morning to serve two warrants for his arrest for failure to appear in court for vehicle and traffic violations.

Troopers say Colby’s 27-year-old live-in girlfriend told them she didn’t know where Colby was.

But then the couple’s 4-year-old daughter chimed in, telling police that “daddy is scared and hiding in the attic.”

Troopers checked out the attic and found the 30-year-old Colby.

He was charged with bail jumping, obstructing governmental administration and resisting arrest.

This is not the first time that a child has told police that their errant parent was hiding in the attic.

Police in Florida searching for a man who was wanted for violating probation on a battery charge was arrested after his two-year-old son told them he was hiding in the attic.

Colby was being held in the St. Lawrence County jail pending a court appearance Wednesday.

It couldn’t be determined if he had a lawyer.

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