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4-year-old's tip leads NY cops to dad hiding in attic

Generic Arrest : Hands in cuffs over crime scene tape and police car with lights on. AP / CBS

(CBS/AP) MASSENA, N.Y - Police say they found a New York man hiding from arrest in the attic with help from an unusual source - the man's 4-year-old daughter.

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.

Colby was being held in the St. Lawrence County jail pending a court appearance Wednesday. It could not be determined if he had a lawyer.

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