A Connecticut dad is accused of hiring a man to file a criminal complaint against his daughter’s boyfriend, in an apparent effort to get the boyfriend out of his daughter’s life.
Twenty-year-old Thomas Owen came to the Shelton Police Department on July 13 to file an armed robbery claim against an unnamed Shelton man. Owen said he was robbed at knife point. He signed a sworn written statement and picked the “suspect” out of a line up, according to a statement on the Shelton PD Facebook page.
However, as the investigation continued, police determined that Philip Prokop, 47, and his mother hired the young man to make the allegations, reports Fox 61. It appears Prokop didn’t like the man his daughter was dating, so he hatched a plan to get the boyfriend arrested and perhaps sent to jail.
Investigators allege Prokop and his mother met with Owen and paid him in cash before driving him to the police station to make his complaint.
This isn’t the first time Prokop has been busted for criminally meddling in his daughter’s life. In 2012, he allegedly paid a 17-year-old girl to fight one of his daughter’s enemies, according to the Huffington Post. Prokop was arrested by the Shelton Police after he paid the older girl $21 to beat up another girl he thought was bullying his daughter, who was 13 years old at the time. Prokop denied the charges.
Now Prokop faces a charge of second-degree conspiracy to commit/giving a statement. He was released on $5,000 bond and is due in court on September 21. More arrests in the case are expected to come, according to police.
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