Toddler ticketed for urinating in yard

Outraged Oklahoma mom now facing $2,500 fine

POSTED: 10:21 AM Nov 07 2012   UPDATED: 10:45 AM Nov 07 2012
Toddler pees in yard

A mother in Oklahoma is facing a $2,500 ticket after her 3-year-old son urinated in their front yard.

Ashley Warden received the staggering fine after a police officer in Piedmont spotted her son Dillon, who is being potty trained, dropping his pants outside their house Sunday afternoon, The Daily Mail reported.

"The policeman pulled up and asked for ID," Dillon's grandmother, Jennifer Warden, told The Oklahoman. "We didn't know why and he said it was for public urination. We were like, 'He's 3 years old.' And he said it didn't matter."

Dillon's mother was so enraged she ripped up the ticket and plans to contest it.

Piedmont Police Chief Alex Oblein conceded to The Daily Mail that his officer could have handled the incident better by turning it into a teachable moment.

He said it's likely the charge will be dropped.