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3-Year-Old Pees in His Front Yard & Mom Gets Fined $2,500 (VIDEO)

by Jacqueline Burt on November 6, 2012 at 4:59 PM

3 year old ticket pee front yardHere's what I'd like to say to the police officer who fined a mom $2,500 for letting her 3-year-old son pee -- IN HIS OWN FRONT YARD: Are you out of your freaking mind?? Oh, forgive me, how rude: Are you out of your freaking mind, sir?!

In my opinion, any uniformed official who thinks a 3-year-old boy taking a wee in his own front yard because he's still potty training and knows he won't make it inside but doesn't want to get his pull-up wet since he's a big boy now, for pete's sake, constitutes an act of "public urination" punishable by a $2,500 ticket is insane. That's my opinion not only as a mom who's been through the potty-training process twice, but as a human being who's occasionally capable of rational thought. IN HIS OWN FRONT YARD. Look, even if poor little Dillan had an accident in the middle of a busy sidewalk, it would be ridiculous to give his mom a $2,500 ticket ...

Hell, even if little Dillan had an accident right on that police officer's shoes! But in his own front yard, to keep his pull-up dry.

Does it alarm anyone else that an individual with so little common sense is carrying a badge?!

Dillan's mom, Ashley Warden, and grandmother, Jennifer Warden, were understandably flabbergasted -- even more so after the police department refused to accept their complaint.

"Dillan pulled down his pants to pee outside ... and the cop pulled up and asked for my license and told me he was going to give me a ticket for public urination," said Ashley.

"I said really, he is 3 years old, and he said it doesn't matter," said Jennifer. "[He said] It is public urination. I said we are on our property and he said it's in public view."

All Ashley can do now is show up for her court appearance and hope that the judge turns out to NOT be a zombie/robot/moron and throws the ticket out. Because if I were her and I ended up having to pay that fine? God help me, I'd probably end up in jail attempting to get my money's worth out of that public offense charge, and that idiot police officer's shoes would never be the same.

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  • kelti...
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    kelticmom

    November 6, 2012 at 5:14 PM
    If it was in his own front yard, how was it "public" urination? He was on private property. I would fight it. This is how intrusive government is getting. What's next, telling us what we can do in our own homes? Oh right, they already do. Smh.
  • riadolph
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    riadolph

    November 6, 2012 at 5:18 PM

    I would let my son do the same thing! kelticmom, you're right it was on their own property and I would fight that ticket until the bitter end.


  • Angie...
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    Angie Hayes

    November 6, 2012 at 8:04 PM

    My son loves urinating outside, and now... his sister does too, she just cops a squat and goes. I don't see the big deal with it but my neighbor called me a hippy.


  • small...
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    smallfryes

    November 7, 2012 at 10:16 AM

    She will appear before the judge and he will likely throw it out.

    HOWEVER, if the judge and prosecutor are like-minded, not only in the sense that they lack common sense, but also that they want the revenue and to improve their stats, they will stick her with the fine stating the law is the law.

    And by that very logic, will slap the kid with a sex offender status.

    It could happen...


  • Chris...
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    Christy Gatto Nelson

    November 7, 2012 at 11:34 PM
    Wow, if the 3 year old finds himself having to register as a sex offender for urinating in his own 2 1/2 acre yard, then what will my 2 y/o niece, 3 y/o grand daughter & 4 y/o daughter be labeled as for running around (in my fenced backyard)naked in the sprinklers??? What happened to letting kids just BE KIDS??? AND WHY WAS THE OFFICER LURKING AROUND THEIR RURAL HOME AND WATCHING THIS KID IN THE FIRST PLACE???? If the kid did this in the middle of WalMart (I'm a former employee. It's actually happened.) I would understand the officer talking to the kid about urinating in a PUBLIC place, but geez... his own front yard in a rural area?? Give me a break!!!
  • lalab...
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    lalaboosh

    November 8, 2012 at 3:43 AM
    Mmmmmm, revenue.
  • John...
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    John Ng Mc

    November 10, 2012 at 10:07 AM

    "He is not fit to be a law enforcement officer." 


  • Melanie
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    Melanie

    November 10, 2012 at 10:25 AM
    It wasn't public property kelticmom. Think about it this way. If it was an older male who was either urinating or walking around naked in his front yard, it's still visible by others. It is an offense. The cop in this situation was just doing his job--a bad call but his job no less.
  • Tammy...
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    Tammy Espinal

    November 10, 2012 at 10:55 AM
    This is the stupidest thing I ever heard. When my middle son was that age he wouldnt pee anywhere else but outside. I would be embarrassed but the neighbors would just laugh it off because they knew he was being a kid. If I would have ever gotten fined for that I would have lost it and that officer would have remembered me the rest of his life. They get to where they will fine any stupid reason to issue a ticket now days.
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