Mom has police 'arrest' misbehaving 10-year-old son

COLUMBUS, Ga. -- A Georgia mother got some help from police in hopes of "scaring him straight."

Chiquita Hill said her son Sean was being disrespectful to his 5th grade teacher at school and refused to do his work.

After a few weeks of this behavior, Hill said she called police for some parenting help.

According to WTVM, officers agreed to help. Police showed up at the Hill family's door, put the boy in handcuffs, put him in the back of a squad car and flashed the lights.

Hill said she didn’t know what they said to him, but when they were done, he ran out of the car, gave her a hug and apologized.

She then shared the story on Facebook where some hailed her for the move, and others criticized the "scare tactic."

Officers at the Columbus Police Department told WTVM some parents contact juvenile services if they are concerned about their child’s behavior.