Tuesday, November 6, 2012

OK - Piedmont Boy, 3, Gets $2,500 Ticket For Urinating In His Front Yard

Original Article


By Havonnah Johnson

PIEDMONT - A three year old gets his mom in trouble with the law when he gets a ticket from police. Now the little boy's mother will have to pay thousands of dollars for what the toddler did in their own front yard.

The toddler is being potty trained, and he wasn't near the facilities, so he unzipped.

We are told before he could pee, a Piedmont police officer stopped him. It's a bathroom break that cost mom $2,500.

We all know the saying, boys will be boys. Dillan decided to be a big boy, stop what he was doing, so he wouldn't wet his pull-up.

"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," said the boy's mother, Ashley Warden.

"I said really, he is three years old, and he said it doesn't matter. It is public urination. I said we are on our property and he said it's in public view," said the boy's grandmother, Jennifer Warden.

But they point out the street is actually quite rural, yet the Wardens who live on two and half acres say this one officer parks at the end of their street daily. So they asked why.

"It's a public street and he wants to, so he can," Jennifer Warden said.

So the Wardens filed a complaint with the department.

"I am disappointed that the officer thinks this is what he needs to do with my tax dollars is sitting and harassing our family," Jennifer Warden said.

Warden said as a courtesy, the officer wrote down the cost of ticket. Warden plans on fighting the ticket since she says her son didn't actually finish the act.

Our calls to the police department went unreturned.

The police department didn't accept the Warden's complaint. They have a court appearance set for next month.

We're told a judge can throw out the ticket.

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SOIssues said...

I'm surprised he and the mother wasn't arrested and sitting in jail waiting to be placed on the sex offender registry. This is just insane!

Manuel Canchari said...

I guess to be a cop they remove your brain

NJ45143112 said...

There is a scene in Monty Python and the Holy Grail where Michael Palin is a peasant obsessed with politics. At one point during an altercation with King Arthur (Graham Chapman), he yells to his wife "...you're fooling yourself! We're living in a dictatorship!"
Later when Arthur get's flustered and assaults the peasant, the peasant yells "Come see the violence inherent in the system! HELP, HELP! I'm being repressed!"
Granted, this was all in fun and at the pinnacle of British humor. However, can anybody deny that this is exactly where the United (Untied?) States is going? Or rather, has become?

SOIssues said...


NJ45143112 said...

This is a little off track but I heard this on the radio yesterday and then found it on the internet today. In some ways, it confirms what I've believed for a long time:

There has been a historical writing floating around for a number of years on principles that were well known to our founders, which is:

A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been 200 years. These nations have progressed through this sequence: "From bondage to spiritual faith; From spiritual faith to great courage; From courage to liberty; From liberty to abundance; From abundance to selfishness; From selfishness to apathy; From apathy to dependence; From dependence back into bondage." (Emphasis added) http://www.democrats.com/node/807

The above, in the reference shown, is attributed to Alexander Fraser Tytler, a Scottish born British lawyer and writer (1747-1813). However, there is some doubt about the original author, although the quotation has been often repeated by knowledgeable people. (See:http://www.lorencollins.net/tytler.html) Certainly, the principle was well known to our Founders, and to informed writers of that period.