Mom cited after gas can strapped in car seat, not child

Posted on: 2:51 pm, June 5, 2012, by , updated on: 09:35am, June 6, 2012

Gas Can in Car Seat

Courtesy: Aurora Police

AURORA, Colo. — What was supposed to be routine traffic stop last week produced a bizarre photo opportunity for an Aurora Police officer.

Police say the officer pulled over a vehicle as part of the “Click It or Ticket” campaign when he noticed a gasoline can was strapped into a child car seat in the backseat of the vehicle, while a child wearing only a diaper was restrained with just a lap belt.

The female driver, the mother of the child, was cited for no proof of insurance and three counts of seat belt violations, Aurora Police told The Denver Post.

 A 14-year-old was also in the car.

The officer took a photograph of the infraction which was first published on the Colorado Department of Transportation’s Facebook page.