A 41-year-old Maricopa man was arrested Sunday for child abuse, disorderly conduct and threatening and intimidating.

Sunday at 1 p.m. Maricopa Police responded to a disturbance. A woman reported her husband was threatening her children.

When officers arrived, the woman opened the door and pointed at her husband, according to the police probable cause statement. The man was taken into custody right away by police officers.

One of the children was interviewed and was crying and hysterical according to the report. The child said the father had been passed out on the couch since early that morning. The father allegedly asked the child to tell him if the mother was “cheating on him.” He allegedly threatened to kill the child if they didn’t tell him.

He is also accused of “flipping-off” the child, according to the police probable cause statement.

The wife and the children were placed on an emergency protection order against the man and he was arrested and taken to the Pinal County Jail.

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