CLEVELAND, Texas — Facebook photos showing a man pulling a young girl through a Texas Walmart by her hair have prompted a police investigation after sparking outrage on social media.
Erika Burch said she took the photos after noticing that he was gripping the little girl’s hair to the shopping cart handle and “dragging” her as she cried, “Please stop. I promise I won’t do it again. Please stop!”
Burch, who was shopping with her husband, said she asked the man to let go of the girl’s hair and was told to mind her own business.
After the argument started escalating, Burch said she called police, but a sergeant told her he couldn’t make an arrest without evidence of bodily injury.
Burch said the sergeant told her that the Walmart shopper “has the right to discipline his children.”
“People are telling me I’m wrong for stepping up for this little girl, but you can discipline a child without dragging them by the hair on their head, especially in Walmart,” Burch told KTRK.
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