Man speaks out after calling police on grandfather for using excessive discipline

Updated: May. 13, 2016 at 6:32 PM CDT
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SCOTTSBORO, AL (WAFF) - A Scottsboro man is awaiting his court date after a man called police on him for using excessive discipline on his adopted grandchildren.

The man who called the police on James Chapman is now speaking out.

Brian Harper admitted that he could not stand to watch what was happening to the children anymore.

"I followed him out there and just confronted him and told him I didn't, he wasn't going to do that in front of me. I didn't want to see somebody treating their kids that way," said Harper.

Harper said after what he saw Chapman do to the three young children at the Scottsboro McDonalds was enough for him to take action.

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"He grabbed them up by one arm, he had their finger up in their face, and smacking them," said Harper.

When Harper saw Chapman take the young girl out of the vehicle by one arm he went outside, confronted him and called police,

"And they said well we don't see no bruises or anything like that so they were going to let them go," said Harper.

That's when Harper  made a request to police for DHR to do a welfare check and review the restaurant's surveillance video.

"She said two minutes is all she could watch. She told them she did not want to see anymore," said Harper. "I mean you can discipline them without hitting them."

We put in a request to McDonalds for a copy of the surveillance video but have not yet received a response.

Attorney Justin Lackey said his client was only disciplining the children and he plans to try the case in court.

That court date is set for June 27.

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