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  • 7 November 2012, 11:11

Boy, 3, fined 1,500 for weeing in garden

A US mum was fined $2,500 after her three-year-old son urinated outside - in his own front yard.

A police officer saw Dillan Warden pull down his pants and issued the ticket, which will cost the family the equivalent of 1,560.

Ashley Warden, the little boy's mother, said he was being potty trained but answered the call of nature outside as he wasn't near a toilet.

Mrs Warden, of Piedmont, Oklahoma, said: "Dillan pulled down his pants to pee outside... and the cop pulled up and asked for my license and told me he was going to give me a ticket for public urination."

Grandmother Jennifer Warden added: "I said: 'Really? He is three years old', and he said: 'It doesn't matter. It is public urination.'

"I said: 'We are on our property', and he said: 'It's in public view'."

The family, which lives on two-and-a-half acres of land, have complained that the officer which issued the ticket parks at the end of their street daily.

They hope a judge will throw out the case when it comes before a court next month.