Former Detroit Lion and Hartland Dad Taken into Custody by the FBI
Police found Mark Grabowski and his son Connor in South Dakota.
Mark Grabowski, the Hartland dad and former Detroit Lions defensive lineman suspected of kidnapping his 11-year-old son, has been taken into custody in South Dakota, according to Livingston County Sheriff Bob Bezotte.
"What we know so far is that Mark was taken into custody without incident," Bezotte said. "Connor is in good health and arrangements are being made to return him to Michigan to his mom."
Grabowski, who failed to return his son to his mother last weekend, was located by the FBI, according to Bezotte.
A YouTube video with Connor telling viewers that he had not been kidnapped by his father, but went on his own free will was recently released. Bezotte said the Connor appeared to be coached in the video and may have been a "little brainwashed." Bezotte said that Grabowski should have taken legal recourse rather than take his son away.
"This doesn't help the situation," Bezotte said referring to the video. "It actually makes it worse."