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Fury as father “pictured pulling daughter around supermarket by hair”

(Pic: Erika Burch )
(Pic: Erika Burch )

A father in the US has been reported to police after allegedly dragging his daughter by the hair through a supermarket.

The incident occurred at a Walmart in Cleveland, Texas when couple Erika and Robert Burch spotted a young girl crying crying out.

The couple were doing their shopping when they heard the young girl cry: "please stop. I promise I won't do it again. Please stop!" as her father was allegedly dragging her by the hair, according to a report in the New York Daily News.

Ms Burch confronted the father but was reportedly told to mind her own business after he responded “I grew up just fine”

(Pic: Erika Burch )

In a lengthy post to Facebook, Ms Burch revealed that she rang the police. The sergeant who arrived at the scene allegedly told Ms Burch that the father “had the right to discipline his children”.

(Pic: Erika Burch )

“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,” Erika Burch told KTRK.

The Facebook post has gone viral.