March 1, 2009

Woman facing charges for multitasking

Police in Kettering, Ohio, say a woman is facing charges for allegedly driving her car, talking on a cell phone and breast-feeding her child at the same time.

Kettering Police Officer Michael Burke said Genine Compton, 39, was tracked down by police after a concerned motorist contacted authorities about her alleged vehicular multitasking, the Dayton (Ohio) Daily News reported Friday.

The unidentified male motorist told police he even attempted to confront the woman, only to be taunted by her.

I tried to say something to her, the man was quoted as saying during Thursday morning's incident. She literally has the little girl on the steering wheel and I said, 'I can't believe you have that kid in your lap' and she said, 'You want to pop your titty out and breast-feed this kid?' That's what she said to me.

Burke said Compton is facing up to 180 days in jail plus fines of up to $1,950 if convicted on charges of child endangerment and unlawfully restraining her child, the Daily News reported.