An Oklahoma Mom was fined $2,500 after her 3-year-old relieved himself on the family's front lawn. The town's police chief says he ensured the ticket was thrown out. (Nov. 8)
DURATION: :45-----------------------------------------SHOTLIST:SOURCE - KWTVCOURTESY KWTV/KOTVEMBARGO OKLAHOMA CITYPIEDMONT, OKLAHOMA/NOV. 71. Pan of ticket with "public urination" charge, zoom to $2,5002. SOUNDBITE: ASHLEY WARDEN/MOTHER(transcript below)3. Child involved in incident (standing) 3-year-old Dillon, playing outside4. C/U $2,500 Ticket, zoom out to hands of mother, holding it5. SOUNDBITE: JENNIFER WARDEN/GRANDMOTHER(Transcript Below)6. SOUNDBITE: POLICE CHIEF ALEX OBLEIN/PIEDMONT POLICE DEPARTMENT7. SOUNDBITE: MAYOR VALERIE THOMERSON/PIEDMONT, OKLAHOMA8. C/U Piedmont, OK Police car9. Dillon playing outside VOICE-OVER SCRIPT:A MOTHER IN PIEDMONT, OKLAHOMA FOUND HERSELF FACING A 25-HUNDRED DOLLAR FINE, AFTER HER THREE YEAR OLD SON PULLED DOWN HIS PANTS AND URINATED ON THEIR FRONT YARD.SOUNDBITE: ASHLEY WARDEN/MOTHER "POTTY TRAINING KIDS WILL GO WHEN THEY WANT TO GO."TRACK-2A POLICE OFFICER SAW WHAT HAPPENED, AND WROTE A 25-HUNDRED DOLLAR TICKET.SOUNDBITE: JENNIFER WARDEN/GRANDMOTHER"FOR 25-HUNDRED DOLLARS WE SHOULD ALL BE ABLE TO PEE ALL OVER THEIR WHOLE YARD."POLICE CHIEF ALEX OBLEIN/PIEDMONT POLICE DEPARTMENT"THE FACT THAT THERE IS NO WAY ON EARTH THAT THEYD HAVE TO PAY 25- HUNDREDDOLLARS FOR THAT SITUATION."MAYOR VALERIE THOMERSON/PIEDMONT, OKLAHOMA"IS IT AN EMBARRASMENT TO THE CITY OF PIEDMONT ABSOLUTELY. DO I STILLSUPPORT OUR POLICE OFFICERS? ABSOLUTELY BUT NOT THIS."TRACK-3THE POLICE CHIEF SAID HE ENSURED THE TICKET WAS THROWN OUT.MATT SMALL, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.