Here'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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