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“I wanted my ears pierced,” Sherland’s son is heard yelling at officers in the now-viral video. This is a representational image. niu niu/Unsplash.

After being detained on Thursday, Apr. 20, for piercing his son's ear, an Arkansas man is now facing a felony charge.

The incident started during a welfare check by the Tontitown Police Department after a Springdale High School resource officer reported a student telling classmates his inebriated father "put him in a choke hold and shoved the piercing in his ear," cops said in a statement.

Although Jeremy Sherland, 45, admitted to piercing his son's ear, he refused to allow police to speak with the youngster and stayed silent when questioned further.

The mayhem that was captured on camera was started when police subsequently arrived in force with an arrest warrant issued by the Washington County Prosecutor's Office.

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, New York Post reported.

In the now-viral video, Sherland's son is heard screaming at the police, "I wanted my ears pierced."

Sherland's wife went over to the officers as confusion set in and wanted to know why they were in the house as well as what legal basis they had to arrest her husband.

"Why are you doing this," Sherland's son asked the officers while they were manhandling his father.

In the midst of the confusion, a police officer informs the woman that the father is being detained for performing "body art without a license," to which Sherland lets out an exaggerated laugh and sarcastically echoes the officer, seemingly baffled by the charges.

Officers then tried to lead the father out of his house, but Sherland put up a fight and had to be shoved out the front door by police.

His wife and children followed, both in complete shock at the scenario, as officers led the enraged parent along the suburban street.

"It takes three cops, four cops, coming into my house with no permission. No permission and busted in my front door," his wife screams at the cops as they move toward their vehicles with her cuffed husband.

"I wanted my ears pierced," Sherland's son yells at the officers as they place his dad in the patrol car.

The state of Arkansas prohibits artists from "performing body art on a person under sixteen (16) years of age, regardless of parental consent."

Violation of that law is a Class D felony.

Sherland was not an authorized artist, so it was also forbidden for him "to perform body art in any unlicensed facility."

The father was also accused of hindering governmental functions, jeopardizing the welfare of a child, and refusing to surrender to detention. After spending two nights in the Washington County jail, Sherland was released on a $1,500 bond on Saturday, Apr. 22, according to online records.

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