Wisconsin Man Arrested after Trying to Leave Son, 3, at Greyhound Station

The man was allegedly intoxicated while asking people to watch his son

Sunday, Nov 18, 2012  |  Updated 4:45 PM CDT
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Man Arrested after Trying to Leave Son, 3, at Greyhound Station

Chicago Police arrested a 31-year-old Wisconin man after he tried to leave his 3-year-old son with strangers at the Greyhound bus station in the West Loop late Saturday.

Witnesses told police Joseph Corter was intoxicated in the 600 block of West Harrison Street, by the Greyhound bus terminal, police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala said. Corter was trying to get people to take his son, police said.

When he was unable to find anyone to take the boy, Corter “then tried to leave the area without his son,” Zala said. He was then stopped and held by a security guard, who kept him there until Chicago police officers arrived.

Corter was charged with a misdemeanor child endangerment charge.

The child was not hurt, but is now in the custody of DCFS, agency spokesman Jimmie Whitelow said. DCFS is investigating allegations of neglect against the father. The agency has had no prior contact with the family, Whitelow said.

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