Nathaniel Robboy of Philadelphia, 2 years old, caused his mom to get a $50 ticket for urinating on some grass along the sidewalk.
A 2-year-old’s bathroom break on a Philadelphia street prompted police to give his mom a ticket for public urination and a lecture on how to parent — leaving the woman peeved off.
Caroline Robboy said she was shopping on South Street with her three children Sunday when her youngest, Nathaniel, felt the call of nature, she told NBC10 on Wednesday.
The clothing store refused to allow the boy to use the bathroom, according to Robboy, so the family left and Nathaniel darted to a light pole.
“I told him to go over to a grassy patch and make pee,” she said. “Next thing you know, I have an officer giving me a police ticket for public urination!”
The officer who apparently witnessed the incident noted that Robboy told the boy to pee on the street and never acknowledged it was an accident, NBC 10 said.
Robboy was given a $50 ticket — and she claims a life lesson from the cop.
“He said, ‘I’m doing this for your own protection because God forbid there might have been a pervert out there looking at my son,’” she told the station.
But that didn’t relieve the mom, who said she plans to fight the ticket. She insists it’s not about the money.
“I want a place that feels friendly to me, where my children feel safe and have positive experiences with police officers,” she said.
A Philadelphia Police Department spokesman told the NBC 10 that officers can exercise their own discretion when writing tickets.