'Please Stop,' Little Girl Begs as Unapologetic Texas Dad Drags Her Through Walmart by the Hair

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Photos of a Cleveland, Texas man pushing a cart through a Walmart store while dragging his young daughter by the hair have gone viral on Facebook with over 130,000 shares.

According to Facebook poster Erika Burch, she saw the man while she and her husband were grocery shopping. Burch’s husband pointed out the incident and she walked by to snap photos of the incident, including the business card of the police and a notation of the case number.

Burch said the girl could be overheard saying, “Please stop, I promise I won’t do it again. Please stop!”

Burch then demanded that the man let go of the little girl. The man told her to mind her own business, but she refused. “Right now, this little girl is my business and you need to let her hair go now!” she reported saying. She said that the man replied that he grew up “fine” implying similar discipline was inflicted upon him.

Burch called police, who agreed the man acted inappropriately. But when the police sergeant arrived, he said nothing could be done because the girl didn’t show signs of missing hair or bruises. For it to be deemed abuse, bodily injuries to the child must be visible.

Burch is earning a fair amount of support but also some criticism for getting involved, but she stands by her decision. “You can discipline a child without dragging them by the hair on their head, especially in Walmart,” she said.

“Now this baby had to go home with this monster thinking that nobody cared about her and it’s okay for this animal to pull her by the hair of her head,” Burch wrote on Facebook.

Child protective services reportedly keeps children in the allegedly abusive environment while investigations of the allegations take place.

Photos and Burch’s post are below:

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