Potty emergency ends in disorderly conduct ticket

U.S. & World

(WAGT/NBC News) A Georgia mother is fighting a disorderly conduct citation issued after her 2-year-old son suffered a “potty emergency” in a gas station parking lot.

Brooke Johns, now 37 weeks pregnant, stood before a Richmond County solicitor and a judge Thursday morning to contest the ticket.

She pleaded not guilty, and her attorney asked for a bench trial because apparently there is body cam footage of the incident.

The incident began when Brooke’s son, Cohen, had to go to the restroom when she pulled over at a convenience store.

Brooke was told to take it easy and not lift anything heavy due to the impending nature of childbirth.

Instead of lifting up Cohen and rushing to the bathroom with him, she elected to let the boy relieve himself in the gas station parking lot.

“He was peeing before his pants were even all the way down, so obviously he had to go,” Brooke said. The episode caught the attention of Richmond County deputy, who issued the disorderly conduct citation.

Grab the FREE WDTN News App for iPhone or Android. Stay up to date with all the local news, weather and sports as well as live newscasts and events as they happen.


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for all the latest news, weather and sports.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest Video on WDTN.com

Don't Miss

Interactive Radar

More As Seen on 2 NEWS