07/08/2009 09:36 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Woman Jailed For Dragging Child On Lead

Let's face it, children know how to push our buttons and are particularly adept at pushing them in public. Preferably in crowded places. Like shops. Or the queue at the bank.

It is hard not to scream, shout and stamp our feet too. Quite often, I've looked on in envy as one of my little ones lets rip about the injustice of not having some chocolate or a treat, or just because.

One woman in America however went too far when she was seen dragging a child behind her on a lead in a shop.Melissa Catherine Smith-Means, of Gaylesville, Alabama, was Source