A Warden woman took her daughter to police after her biological father disciplined her by hitting her arms with an electrical cord. The reason is heart breaking.

The 40-year-old man told police in Warden, located near Othello, that he disciplined his daughter because he caught her making herself throw up to lose weight. Fearing she would develop a disorder such as anorexia or bulimia, he punished her.

He told police his father disciplined him by hitting his arms with an electrical cord.

Police told The Columbia Basin Herald the man was receptive to their criticism when they explained the difference between legally inflicting pain that does not injure, like with a spank, and causing injury like the welts and bruises he gave his daughter.