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Old 04-15-2019, 03:43 AM
 
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This is how the mom described the incident in her own words right after it happened.



Mom or parent of boys.......
How many of you have done this...
Drive down the road and your son at a young age. Freshly 3 and freshly potty trained has to pee. You pull over at a gas station but not by the front door off to the side and snatch them out. Don't even have enough time to put shoes on or go inside (who wouldn't rather there child stand on concrete that isn't hot barefoot then a nasty bathroom) on top of being 34 weeks pregnant and in pain already.. Crack the door and hide them and allow them to go pee in a parking lot.
Or just allow your kid to pee in a parking lot in general.
The point of this poll is I just got a disorderly conduct ticket in Richmond county for allowing my son to pee for the reason above!!!! And hide him and got accused by the cop of seeing my sons penis which is entirely impossible!”
Thanks for posting this! It confirms the perspective many other posters had. This mom made a conscious decision to move the child from a closed environment (the car) to an open public environment. It was not an accident or a necessary situation as a result of an emergency. The officer did a good job here.
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Old 04-20-2019, 06:04 PM
 
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Thanks for posting this! It confirms the perspective many other posters had. This mom made a conscious decision to move the child from a closed environment (the car) to an open public environment. It was not an accident or a necessary situation as a result of an emergency. The officer did a good job here.
This is what it sounds like to me. The mother had a choice and made the choice that caused her to get a ticket. It's an unfortunate situation (that she made a bad choice), but we live in a society.
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Old 04-20-2019, 06:26 PM
 
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Taking legal action over a 3-year-old peeing in public is like taking legal action for an adult accidentally knocking over someone's wineglass at a restaurant and arresting them for "negligence". There is a reason there are common law or commonsense exceptions to the letter of the statute.

If the tiniest of mistakes are crimes, I'm afraid every single one of us commits multiple "crimes" every single year.
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Old 04-20-2019, 06:43 PM
 
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Taking legal action over a 3-year-old peeing in public is like taking legal action for an adult accidentally knocking over someone's wineglass at a restaurant and arresting them for "negligence". There is a reason there are common law or commonsense exceptions to the letter of the statute.

If the tiniest of mistakes are crimes, I'm afraid every single one of us commits multiple "crimes" every single year.
The mom want ticketed for the 3-year-old's peeing. She was ticketed for making an active effort to have the child pee in public. It's not like she had no choice.

If there was no other reasonable alternative, that would be one thing. But in this case, coming sense didn't come into play and the reasonable solution was intentionally avoided.
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Old 04-21-2019, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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The mom want ticketed for the 3-year-old's peeing. She was ticketed for making an active effort to have the child pee in public. It's not like she had no choice.

If there was no other reasonable alternative, that would be one thing. But in this case, coming sense didn't come into play and the reasonable solution was intentionally avoided.
You need to get rid of auto correct.
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Old 04-21-2019, 09:07 PM
 
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Maybe if dogs were allowed in public restrooms ? But ya'll don't want that, of course *eye roll* Dogs have no choice but to **** outside helllllloooooooooo
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Taking legal action over a 3-year-old peeing in public is like taking legal action for an adult accidentally knocking over someone's wineglass at a restaurant and arresting them for "negligence". There is a reason there are common law or commonsense exceptions to the letter of the statute.

If the tiniest of mistakes are crimes, I'm afraid every single one of us commits multiple "crimes" every single year.

1) Dude, get over yourself. You didn't even address what I wrote in its entirety but chose to simplify what I wrote.



Ncole1, I agree. I bet a lot of people do sh** they aren't suppose to. How many people cheat on their taxes? How many people run the yellow light when they are able to stop? The list goes on. Pretty soon almost everything will be a criminal offense (it's already getting there). We already have 1 out of 3 Americans with a criminal record.
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Old 04-21-2019, 09:12 PM
 
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You make it sound like it's a bad idea. If you know your kid has trouble holding it (potty training!) why wouldn't you have a back up plan? This mom wouldn't be having to deal with the fallout if she had been better prepared. I'll never understand people who rely on luck instead of preparation.

I see what you're saying DubbleT but again, had he urinated inside the car and a police person saw it, the mom could have still gotten a ticket. Just because it's in a car doesn't make it private.
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Old 04-22-2019, 03:52 AM
 
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The mom want ticketed for the 3-year-old's peeing. She was ticketed for making an active effort to have the child pee in public. It's not like she had no choice.

If there was no other reasonable alternative, that would be one thing. But in this case, coming sense didn't come into play and the reasonable solution was intentionally avoided.
Really? The “ alternative” is either stinking up the car or hoping that the kid who is likely still in the process of potty training can hold it long enough to make it to a restroom.
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Old 04-22-2019, 05:17 AM
 
Location: Seminole County, FL
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Really? The “ alternative” is either stinking up the car or hoping that the kid who is likely still in the process of potty training can hold it long enough to make it to a restroom.
"Stinking up the car," and then STILL having to get out of it to go clean up. So instead of a kid peeing outside, you'll have a kid walking through the store in urine-soiled clothes.
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Old 04-22-2019, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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10 years ago, i'd probably be in the "WTF? Couldn't find a bathroom??" crowd.


Now, with your kids, I can say "been there, done that". I routinely take 1hr+ rides with the kids and despite my repeated attempts at "Lets go the bathroom before we go", they always insist they are fine and don't have to go. Sure as hell they always say they have to go bad when you are stuck in traffic 10 mins away from an exit.

Only once have we not made it to a restroom in time, and that one time we happened to be out in the middle of nowhere with nobody around.

I'm a pro at finding restrooms in unfamiliar places by now.
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