Police: Inmate asks dad for ride in foiled escape

Authorities say a Michigan prison inmate arranged for his father to pick him up as part of an escape attempt that ended up foiled.

The father thought his son was to be released Friday on parole from Cooper Street Prison near Jackson.

Police say the father stopped and asked a Michigan Department of Corrections officer for directions on where to pick up his son. Authorities found the inmate in a garage on prison property. He's been serving time for charges including armed robbery.

State police and prison officials are investigating. The Jackson County prosecutor's office is expected to review the case for possible charges.

The prisoner could face up to 5 additional years in prison if convicted of an attempted escape.