Pa. mom charged for allowing toddler to pump gas

Mother charged after she allows 3-year-old to pump gasoline. Photo via sxc photo.

A Lancaster, Pa. mother who allowed her 3-year-old son to pump gas at a grocery store gas station on Jan. 19, subsequently spilling fuel on himself, has been caught and charged say Manheim Township Police on Tuesday.

Police say they responded to a call from a witness last month who reported a woman for allowing her toddler son to pump gas. The child had apparently taken the nozzle out of the vehicle while still holding on the handle which caused fuel to spray all over himself.

Police arrived to the scene but the suspect and victim and had already fled the scene.

Police caught up with the mother, Theresa Moran Camera, 46, by tracking her down through a license plate number that a witness provided. Camera has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child.