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(WATCH) Police Burst Into Home and Arrest Man For Piercing His Son’s Ear

Multiple police officers forcefully entered an Arkansas family’s home to arrest a man for allegedly piercing his son’s ear.

In a viral video, Tontitown police officers arrested Jeremy Sherland, 45, for performing “body art without a license.”

Four police officers burst into the house to place Sherland under arrest and his wife repeatedly asked the reason for slapping handcuffs on him.

Sherland laughs hysterically when he hears the reason for his arrest, “body art without a license.”

“Piercing his son’s ear without a license,” Sherland’s wife yells at the police officers.

“It takes three cops, four cops, coming into my house without permission. No permission and busted in my front door,” she added.

“I wanted my ears pierced,” the son says in the background.

Here’s the video:

According to the New York Post, police returned to the home with an arrest warrant after conducting a welfare check.

The chaos began during a Tontitown Police Department welfare check after a Springdale High School resource officer reported a student telling classmates his drunk father “put him in a choke hold and shoved the piercing in his ear,” cops said in a statement.

Jeremy Sherland, 45, admitted to piercing his son’s ear, but refused to let officers speak to the boy — and would not answer any further questions.

Police later returned in numbers with an arrest warrant issued by the Washington County Prosecutor’s Office, which sparked the mayhem captured on video.

In the TikTok posted by Sherland’s son, four stone-faced officers were seen inside the Sherlands’ home, pinning the father against the wall and slapping handcuffs on him.

“I wanted my ears pierced,” Sherland’s son is heard yelling at officers in the now-viral video.

As confusion set in, Sherland’s wife ran over to the officers and repeatedly asked why they were in the house and demanded to know what cause they had to arrest her husband.

The New York Post added further details about the law regarding “body art without a license.”

In Arkansas, it is illegal for artists to “perform body art on a person under sixteen (16) years of age, regardless of parental consent.”

Violation of that law is a Class D felony.

Since Sherland was not a licensed artist, it was also illegal for him “to perform body art in any unlicensed facility.”

The dad was also charged with endangering the welfare of a minor, refusing to submit to arrest, and obstructing governmental operations.

Sherland was released on a $1,500 bond Saturday after spending two nights in the Washington County jail, according to online records.

“While sitting in class talking to other students and a teacher present, the juvenile male stated his dad was drunk and put him in a choke hold and shoved the piercing in his ear,” a press release from the City of Tontitown Police Department read.

No photo description available.

Some of the comments referenced the police department’s press release and criticized Ian Smith for posting the viral video without context.

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