Sandra Ramirez, Mom With Gas Can in Car Seat and Toddler in Seat Belt, Defends Parenting

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The Click It or Ticket campaign likely didn't have gas cans in mind as "it."

A Facebook photo recently posted to the Colorado Department of Transportation's website shows a toddler and gas can sharing a vehicle's back seat.

The gas can is securely strapped into a child's car seat. A small boy, meanwhile, is seated opposite the gas can and free to roam about the cabin.

Sandra Ramirez was issued a citation and must appear in court.

Ramirez, Sandra

According to 7News, Aurora Police issued cited Ramirez for three offenses based on improper car seat usage and child safety laws and regulations.

"I'm not a bad mom," she insisted, "I'd just like to clarify that."

Sure thing Sandy.

“My son was in a seat belt as I (was) getting pulled over,” she added in another interview with KDVR. “He’s a very smart guy. He can unbuckle his seat belt. He jumped into the backseat on the other side and put on his ‘big boy’ seat belt.”

Why he's wearing only a diaper? A mystery for another time.

We're not sure how a judge is going to interpret all of this, but Ramirez has been ordered to appear in Aurora Municipal Court on June 29.