A US mum was fined $2,500 after her three-year-old son urinated outside – in his own front yard.
A police officer saw Dillan Warden pull down his pants and issued the ticket, which will cost the family the equivalent of £1,560.
Ashley Warden, the little boy’s mother, said he was being potty trained but answered the call of nature outside as he wasn’t near a toilet.
Mrs Warden, of Piedmont, Oklahoma, said: Dillan pulled down his pants to pee outside… and the cop pulled up and asked for my license and told me he was going to give me a ticket for public urination.
Grandmother Jennifer Warden added: 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’.
The family, which lives on two-and-a-half acres of land, have complained that the officer which issued the ticket parks at the end of their street daily.
They hope a judge will throw out the case when it comes before a court next month.