Thu., November 8, 2012 1:45pm (EST)

Pee-peegate: 3-Year-Old's Whiz Leads To $2,500 'Public Urination' Ticket
By Mark Memmott
Updated: 1 year ago

Dillan Warden, the little guy who had to go.
Dillan Warden, the little guy who had to go.
While we were busy paying attention to storms and presidential politics earlier this week, we missed a story from Oklahoma that may just (insert four-letter euphemism for urine here) you off.

It seems that when 3-year-old Dillan Warden of Piedmont, Okla., (no joke!) had to "go" on Sunday he did what many little guys will do:

He "dropped his pants in the front yard of the family home" and proceeded to pee, as The Oklahoman says.

It was then that a local police officer who happened to be nearby leaped into action: He issued Dillan's mom, Ashley Warden, a $2,500 ticket for "public urination."

Well that, as you might imagine, has created a bit of a stir. And now, as NewsOn6.com ("Oklahoma's Own) reports, the local police chief and mayor are apologizing, the ticket is going to be thrown out and an investigation is underway to get to the bottom of things.

KCTV from Kansas City has a video report here.

Now, any old news blog will ask its readers whether the ticket should or should not have been issued. But we like to get to know our readers. So, while this certainly runs the risk of being "too much information," here's our question:

(And before someone else says it: yes, we know we're being silly.)

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