Disturbing photos have begun circulating of a man in a Texas Walmart appearing to drag a little girl, who appears to be his daughter, by the hair around the store.
According to the woman who took the photos, Erika Burch, the girl’s hair was tied to the shopping cart he was pushing around. When she spotted him, so covertly began taking pictures of the scene.
Unable to stand it anymore, Burch approached the man and tried to stand up for the girl after she began crying out, ‘I promise I won’t do it again! Please stop!’ His response? ‘Mind your own business’
Burch then found an officer, who called his sergeant for the Cleveland Police Department in Cleveland, TX. The sergeant told Burch that the man had a right to discipline his children, and that in order for them to review it as abuse there had to be bodily injury to the child. She has since taken to Facebook, spreading the photos and sharing the story with thousands. Needless to say, people were not too keen on his method of discipline.
The CPD’s detective division is currently investigating the issue, and Child Protective Services has been contacted to look into the issue as well.