Toddler Receives $2500 Ticket

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Registered: 07-05-2005
Toddler Receives $2500 Ticket
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Thu, 11-08-2012 - 12:06pm

A three-year-old from Oklahoma didn't want to pee his pants when he had to go, so he dropped them and urinated in his front yard. That's when a police officer in his town drove up and handed his mother a ticket for $2,500.

http://www.aol.com/video/toddler-given-2500-ticket-for-peeing-in-front-yard/517532449/?icid=maing-grid7|maing7|dl10|sec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D231735


This is just crazy to me!  While I obviously don't encourage my boys to pee outside, it does happen from time to time and I'd be irrate to get a $2500 ticket. What do you think? 

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Registered: 01-23-2012
Thu, 11-08-2012 - 12:26pm

How crazy -- But it's just another indication of how common sense has become a rare commodity in this day and age. The police officer should have handled it differently; we're talking about a 3 year old, for crying out loud!

Why not just stop, let the mom know what was happening and maybe take the opportunity to speak with the kid nicely? Changes are, the officer could have made a positive impression on the lad instead of coming off as a tyrant.

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Registered: 01-25-2010
Thu, 11-08-2012 - 7:36pm

  In many states he could be charged with a sex crime!  Think of that!!!

dragowoman

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Registered: 08-27-2001
Thu, 11-08-2012 - 9:58pm

Ridiculous.  Three years old? If he'd wet his pants it would've been fine but because he didn't, it's indecent exposure?  That police officer is a numbskull.

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Registered: 01-25-2010
Sat, 11-10-2012 - 1:45am

  It is the numbskulls that the populace elected.  There are 14 year olds listed as sex criminals because the sextexted.  In Calif. that can mean a lifetime on the sex offender registry. 

dragowoman