A Facebook post showing photos of a Texas man pushing a cart through a Walmart store while dragging his young daughter by the hair has gone viral with over 150,000 shares as of the time of this report.
The photos were taken Erika Burch while she and her husband were grocery shopping. Burch’s husband pointed out the incident and she walked by to snap 7 photos of the incident. Minutes later she posted the images to Facebook, including the business card of the police and a notation of the case number.
Burch said that the girl could be overheard saying, “Please stop, I promise I won’t do it again. Please stop!”
She then confronted the man and demanded that he 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 then called police. When the Sergeant arrived, he said the man acted inappropriately, nothing could be done because the girl didn’t show signs of hair missing or bruises. For it to be abuse, bodily injuries to the child must be visible.
Burch has earned 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 Wal-Mart,” she said.
Take a look at Burch’s post below, and let us know your thoughts in the comment section.