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A policeman who spends his days spying on rural taxpayers in Piedmont, OK, has given a mother a ticket because her three-year-old son peed in their yard. The fine? $2,500. (Thanks to Travis Holte)

UPDATE from Valerie Thomerson, Mayor, City of Piedmont:

First allow me to say that the City of Piedmont DOES NOT condone the actions of this officer. Normally I would support our police force but this time… I have to quote Forest Gump, “Stupid is as stupid does.”

I along with the Police Chief and City Manager have requested that the DA’s office not proceed with the prosecution of this ticket and the DA has agreed. Case closed.

There is NO defense I can provide for the officer…his actions indicated not only a poor sense of judgment but NO judgment at all. The whole situation was ludicrous and an embarrassment to the City.

I can only assure individuals that the City of Piedmont is not taking this incident lightly and does not tolerate such behavior from our officers.

10:23 am on November 6, 2012