A Georgia mother is speaking out after she was reportedly cited when her 3-year-old son didn’t make it to the gas station bathroom in time and instead urinated at the parking lot.
Brooke Johns told WRDV that she was driving on Sandbar Ferry Road in Richmond County when Cohen, her toddler son said he had to go to the bathroom and he couldn’t hold it until they got home. Brooke said she made a pit stop to the gas station but realized that they didn’t have time to get him to the restroom.
“I can’t pick him up,” Brooke, who is due to give birth next month, told the news station. “You know, I’m not supposed to lift him.”
Brooke claimed she attempted to cover Cohen up while he relieved himself in the parking lot. Moments later, a Richmond County deputy reportedly confronted the pregnant mother for her son’s unintentional public urination.
“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?” she asked.
According to WRDW, the deputy ultimately cited Brooke for disorderly conduct and ordered her to report to court on April 30—days before she’s due to give birth. On the ticket, the officer reportedly wrote that he “observed the male’s genitals and the urination.”
The expectant mother explained that she could request a continuation but would prefer to have the situation handled as soon as possible.
She told the news station, “I would rather deal with it when I’m pregnant. Not when I have a newborn.”
[Featured image: Brooke and Cohen Johns/WRDW]