A pregnant mother was cited by police after her 3-year-old urinated in a parking lot on his way to the bathroom

(CNN)As parents of toddlers know, nature doesn’t always call at the most convenient time. “He was peeing before his pants were even all the way down, so obviously he had to go,” says the mom, who lives in Beech Island, South Carolina. But law enforcement wasn’t so sympathetic. A Richmond County Sheriff’s deputy witnessed the incident, which occurred March 29, and cited Johns for disorderly conduct. “She allowed her male child to urinate in the parking lot. I observed the male’s genitals and the urination,” the officer wrote on a copy of the ticket, obtained by WRDW. “Public restrooms are offered at the location.” The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office told CNN on Monday that nobody was available to comment. Johns …