Scare the kids? Phone call to Santa puts mom on a traffic cop’s naughty list

A mother-of-three ended up with a traffic citation and a hefty fine after being spotted by a police officer carrying out her threat to call Santa in a bid to force her children to behave

Many parents have been at this place — when you have children in the back of her car not listening to mom. During the Christmas season, parents might think a phone call to Santa might help calm the environment.

That was in a past era. Today, in the wrong state, that can net you a $145 fine.

In this story, the mother, identified only as Rachel, pretended to call Santa Claus to calm her children down., aged two, four and six. Her goal was to frighten the kids, aged 2, 4, and 6, enough using the “naughty list” trick.

The one major problem with this plan…..she was driving while using her phone.

While explaining to Old Saint Nick that her girls’ had been disrespectful by a police patrolman, who pulled her over for using her mobile device — and put her on a naughty list of his own.

‘I’m guessing I’m the first person to ever get a ticket for talking to Santa Claus,’ she told The Trentonian.

After the cop spotted her, it was another three miles before he pulled her over. She must have been really getting into that call, because when she passed the cop she threw her phone to the ground

“I told the officer my girls weren’t behaving and that. I had to call Santa Claus,” the mother, who had recently moved to Monroe, La.

“I was trying to make him understand without giving it up,” she said.” “And he’s just looking at me like I’m crazy.”

He was probably looking at her like she was guilty.

Driving and talking on a cell phone is illegal in Louisiana.


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