” (NaturalNews) Judging by the cost of the ticket and the inflexible attitude of the police officer issuing it, you’d think Piedmont, Okla. had a huge problem with toddlers running all over the place urinating on anything and everything in their paths.
Only, it doesn’t. In fact, the incident is so isolated – and the case so ridiculous and bizarre – not only does it boggle the mind, but it defies logic and reason at every level.
Here are the details.
The parents of three-year-old Dillan Warden are in the process of trying to potty train the little tyke. Any parent who has taken on this task knows this is a time-consuming, arduous process that involves teaching the toddler how to recognize when he needs to relieve himself and what to do when that time comes.
That feeling of recognition, so to speak, came for little Dillon as he was playing in his own front yard recently. With no bathroom nearby, he did what he has been taught to do – he pulled down his pants and prepared to relieve himself.
Expensive bathroom break
But before he could actually relieve himself, the long arm of the law intervened. Thank goodness; a crime spree stopped dead in its tracks.
Still, just the toddler’s attempt was enough to earn the ire of the cop and his mother a $2,500 ticket.
“Dillan pulled down his pants to pee outside, I guess, and the cop pulled up and asked for my license and told me he was going to give me a ticket for public urination,” the boy’s mother, Ashley Warden, said.
“I said really, he is 3 years old, and he said it doesn’t matter,” said Dillan’s grandmother, Jennifer Warden. “[He said] It is public urination. I said we are on our property and he said it’s in public view.”
Local news media covering this horrific crime story reported that the family lives on a two-and-a-half acre plot of land, adding that the “street is actually quite rural” in nature.”