An Oklahoma mom, Ashley Warden, was issued a $2,500 fine after a passing police officer caught her three-year-old son urinating on the family’s front yard.
According to ABC13, the Piedmont, OK (heh!) police officer “wasn’t swayed by Warden’s argument that the offender was a toddler who’s still being potty trained.”
The town’s police chief says the ticket will be thrown out. And Piedmont (heh!) Mayor Valerie Thomerson took issue with the officer’s harsh punishment.
“Is it an embarrassment to our police department? Absolutely,” Mayor Thomerson told the AP. “Do I still support our police department Absolutely.”
The amount is excessive, but should the mother have been fined for her son’s actions? When should a parent be held responsible for law-breaking children?