Texas deputy fired for 'beating' girl outside a barbecue restaurant

A Texas police deputy was terminated from his position after he allegedly assaulted a 12-year-old girl outside a barbecue joint.

Witnesses at Oakwood BBQ in Austin say 42-year-old Jack Danford Jr. brutally 'beat' the child outside the restaurant in a drunken, unprovoked attack on March 3.

It seems Danford, a regular at the restaurant, attempted to enter the eatery when employees informed him they were closed and asked him to leave.

Danford refused. He waited in the outdoor seating area for his daughter, Megan, and her boyfriend, Dahvi Winstead, who he was meeting, according to local Fox 26.

When they arrived, the deputy told his daughter he had 'been drinking all day'.

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Fired Williamson County deputy Jack Danford Jr., 42, is accused of punching a child on March 3 in a drunken rage

Fired Williamson County deputy Jack Danford Jr., 42, is accused of punching a child on March 3 in a drunken rage

The unnamed girl, 12, recounted the horrific incident that happened after she simply went to play with her stepdad's dog

The unnamed girl, 12, recounted the horrific incident that happened after she simply went to play with her stepdad's dog

Before the alleged beating, Danford told his daughter he had been 'drinking all day'

Before the alleged beating, Danford told his daughter he had been 'drinking all day'

The incident happened March 3 at Oakwood BBQ in Austin, Texas

The incident happened March 3 at Oakwood BBQ in Austin, Texas

At some point, Danford began petting a dog that roaming around in the back of the restaurant. The dog reportedly belongs to the girl's stepfather, who she was waiting on outside. 

While speaking with the news station, the child was seen with an abrasion on her arm while she sat to explain the horrific incident.

'I was waiting for my mom's boyfriend to unload wood, so after that, we could go eat,' the young girl told the news station.  

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