Brooke Johns is a mom who is eight months pregnant with her second child. She has been advised by her doctor not to put unnecessary strain on herself, since the unborn baby is a bit on the heavier side.
Recently, Brooke was driving through Augusta, Georgia with her three-year-old son, Cohen, in the backseat. Everything seemed normal enough, until Cohen announced he needed to pee. Brooke told him he’d have to wait until they found a rest stop or restaurant.
“Mama, I’m about to pee in my pants!” Cohen screamed.
As most parents know too well, sometimes kids can have bathroom moments at a very inconvenient time, so Brooke, doing like any mother would, pulled into the first gas station she could find. But it was clear that Cohen wasn’t going to make it inside on his own, and Brooke couldn’t carry him because she was not supposed to lift him due to her pregnancy.
So she made a judgement call and covered him so no one could see him unrinating in the parking lot.
“He was peeing before his pants were even all the way down, so obviously he had to go,” Brooke told WDRW.
What Brooke didn’t know at the time, was that there was a deputy nearby who was watching the whole thing unfold. The deputy ended up writing her a disorderly conduct ticket, which means that she could face up to 60 days in jail and a $5,000 fine.
Her story is now going viral.