A picture surfaced online of a baby next to a can of gasoline in the back of a car. That seems dangerous enough, but to add insult to injury the baby was NOT buckled in while the gasoline can totally WAS.
The photo was taken by a traffic cop from Colorado who found the baby while on a routine seat belt check.
We seriously bet whoever that mom was wished she had the car from Back To The Future, so she could head back in time and do a DO-OVER on that epic seat belt FAIL.
Here's what the Colorado Department of Transportation said:
"We want to make it clear that this photo was NOT staged or altered, except to protect the identity of the child. We take this subject very seriously. We wish this photo wasn't real, but in fact it is a real photo taken after a traffic stop by Aurora Police Department."
The driver was issued three citations, and we truly hope she's learned her lesson.
For her and her baby's sake!!!
[Image via Pacific Coast News.]
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