Photo shows Colorado toddler sitting in vehicle, next to car seat holding gas can

A traffic officer in Colorado took a picture of a toddler in diapers sitting next to a gas can that was strapped into a car seat and posted the image on the Colorado Department of Transportation’s Facebook page.

The Aurora officer was apparently conducting a Click It or Ticket search at checkpoints last week and came across the car. The boy’s parent behind the wheel apparently told police that the boy managed to do it himself. The officer apparently didn’t buy the story and handed the parent three citations.

The Denver Channel reports that Colorado law states that children under 8 must be in a child safety seat when inside a car. Under the law, there’s a minimum $82 fine per violation.

Click for more from The Denver Channel