Police in Arkansas were caught on camera barging into a family home to arrest the father – after he pierced his son’s ears.
Jeremy Sherland, 45, of Tontitown, is seen on the viral video scoffing and laughing as five police officers arrest him inside his home, while his wife and son protest.
Sherland is heard saying: ‘Body art without a license!’ His son, who films the encounter, yells at the police at one point: ‘I wanted my ears pierced!’
Police said they were contacted by a resource officer at Springdale Public Schools who was concerned about the teen’s welfare when he showed up at school with a piercing in one ear. He told fellow students his dad had been drunk when he “put him in a choke hold and shoved the piercing in his ear,” police said in a press release.
Police went to the home of Jeremy Sherland, the father of the teen, to question him about what happened. While he admitted piercing his son’s ear, he refused to answer more questions or let police talk to his son, the department said. They left and came back with an arrest warrant.
Sherland was released from the Washington County jail on Saturday after posting a $1,500 bond and is now facing several complaints which include obstruction of a government operation, resisting arrest and endangering the welfare of a child.
Meanwhile, around the corner, a Walmart was probably being looted and trashed.
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