A pregnant mom, Brooke Johns, was ticketed after her three-year-old son, Cohen Johns, had to relieve himself in a parking lot in Richmond County, Georgia.
Brooke told WRDW how her toddler had to use the bathroom while they were traveling in a rural area:
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!”
Brooke said she made it to a gas station parking lot before realizing she could not lift him up:
I can’t pick him up. You know, I’m not supposed to lift him.
Brooke said she tried to cover Cohen up as he urinated in the parking lot:
He was peeing before his pants were even all the way down, so obviously he had to go.
Brooke recalled that was when a Richmond County deputy intervened:
Accidents happen. 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?
The deputy cited Brooke with a disorderly conduct charge, but left out several facts:
She allowed her male child to urinate in the parking lot. I observed the male’s genitals and the urination. Public restrooms are offered at the location.
Brooke said she will be going to court near her due date:
I’m going to court April 30. Several days before I am due. Yeah, I could extend it, but I would rather deal with it when I’m pregnant. Not when I have a newborn.
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