A South Carolina mom awaiting the birth of her second child is now prepping for a court appearance after allowing her son to pee in a parking lot.
WRDW reports Brooke Johns was driving down Sandbar Ferry Road when her son Cohen Johns, 3, had to go.
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“He’s like, ‘Mom, I’ve got to pee. I’ve got to pee!’ I was like, ‘Well, hold on,’ and he’s like, ‘No! I’ve GOT to pee! I’ve got to REALLY pee.’ And I’m like, ‘Baby, there’s nowhere for me to go, and he says, ‘Momma, I’m about to pee in my pants!”
Subsequently, she pulled over to a gas station parking lot. However, when she realized the urgency of the situation, there was no time for them to make it inside. Therefore, she allowed him to urinate in the parking lot.
As WRDW reports, the expecting mom said:
“He was peeing before his pants were even all the way down, so obviously he had to go.”
Although Brooke did her best to cover her son while he urinated, a Richmond County deputy refused to turn a blind eye. In fact, the officer fined the mother for disorderly conduct.
The citation 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.
However, Brooke remains confused about what other options she had under those circumstances. She says it was an emergency. Further, Brooke couldn’t pick her son up to rush him to the bathroom because she is pregnant.
Brooke recalled her conversation with the deputy:
“Accidents happen. And 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?”
Nevertheless, Brooke plans to go to court on April 30, which is “several days” before her due date. Although she can reschedule the appearance, Brooke says she would rather deal with the issue while she’s pregnant than when she’s focusing on her newborn.
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