Georgia mom cited after 3-year-old son urinates in parking lot

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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WDRW) – Potty training can be a stressful time for any parent, but one pregnant Georgia woman never expected to be in the situation she was last week.

Brooke Johns was driving her 3-year-old son Cohen when he said he had a big problem.

“He’s like ‘Momma, I’ve got to pee, I gotta pee I gotta pee.’ And I was like, ‘Well hold on,’” Johns explained.

She said they barely made it to a gas station parking lot so she knew they wouldn’t make it inside.

“I can’t pick him up. You know I’m not supposed to lift him,” the pregnant mom said.

Johns said she tried to cover Cohen the best she could.

“He was peeing before his pants were even all the way down,” she added. “Obviously he had to go.”

The situation got the attention of a Richmond County Deputy, who cited Johns for disorderly conduct.

“Accidents happen,” she said. “And [the deputy] was like, ‘Well take him in the bathroom.’ 

“What if I would have run into the bathroom and somebody would have been in there? Was I going to let him pee on the floor of the gas station?”

Johns’ ticket says 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,” it reads.

Johns said she is going to court at the end of the month, several days before her due date.

“I can get it extended, but why?” she asked. “I would rather deal with it when I’m pregnant not when I have a newborn.”

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