Hey, ever tried talking on your cell phone while driving and, er, breast-feeding?

A woman in Kettering, Ohio, is pulled over by police because she was driving, talking on her cell phone, and breast-feeding. Her defense is that she never deprives a hungry child.

It was a wet morning just like any other wet morning in Kettering, Ohio. A woman driving in her Honda mini-van was doing what many other women might have been doing. Ferrying children. Oh, and chatting on her cell phone.

Oh, yes, I almost forgot. She was also breast-feeding.

Chris Cahill, 33, spotted her, called the police and then, as people sometimes do on a wet Kettering morning, decided to follow her. There is, naturally, no irony in the fact that, according to a recording of his call to the police, he continued talking on his cell phone while he performed his super-sleuthing duties.

Although you might enjoy her alleged response when the man tried to suggest she was not following the best guidelines for a safe and happy life: "You want to pop your titty out and breastfeed this kid?" Surely you can feel her pain.

When it's wet, please pay extra attention to breast-feeding drivers chatting on their cell phones. CC Woodley Wonder Works

When police finally caught up with the woman, who has been identified as 39-year-old Genine Compton, she allegedly had a simple explanation. She was not going to deprive a hungry child.

Unfortunately, she may well be deprived of some of her hard-earned cash and personal freedom, as she was charged with child endangerment and unlawful restraint.

In a somewhat surprising twist of the legal wheel, Compton has entered a plea of not guilty.

I have, thus far, not been able to ascertain if she has a Facebook page .

 

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