A pregnant Augusta, Georgia, mother could face jail time for allowing her 3-year-old son to urinate in a parking lot of a gas station.
What are the details?
According to WAGA-TV , the incident took place Wednesday when Brooke Johns' son told her that he urgently needed to use the restroom. Johns was able to make it to a gas station, but knew that her son would not be able to make it into the gas station and into the restroom to relieve himself.
"He's like, 'Mom, I've got to pee. I've got to pee!' I was like, 'Well, hold on,' and he's like, 'No! I've GOT to pee! I've got to REALLY pee.' And I'm like, 'Baby, there's nowhere for me to go, and he says, 'Momma, I'm about to pee in my pants!" she told WRDW-TV.
Johns did what many other parents would have done under the circumstances — she thoroughly covered her child to protect his modesty and allowed him to pee in the parking lot.
Before she knew it, a Richmond County deputy spotted them and made his way to Johns' parked vehicle. He cited Johns for disorderly conduct in allowing her child to use the parking lot as a restroom.
"I said, 'Accidents happen,'" Johns told WAGA. "And he was like — 'Take him in the bathroom.' What if I would have ran in the bathroom and someone had been in there? What I was going to let him do? Pee on the floor of the gas station?"
What about the ticket?
The deputy apparently didn't care that the child could have had an accident en route to the toilet and ticketed Johns.
A portion of the ticket read, "[Johns] allowed her male child to urinate in the parking lot. I observed … the urination. Public restrooms are offered at the location."
Johns has a court date scheduled for April 30 — which, according to her, is just a few days prior to her due date.
She faces up to $1,000 in fines or 60 days in jail.