It must have been a valuable gas can.
A Colorado driver drew the ire of many after she strapped a gas can to a child car seat — but left a toddler in a diaper restrained only with a lap belt.
A police officer in the city of Aurora who stopped the driver during a routine “Click it or Ticket” seat belt enforcement check snapped a photo of what he saw.
The Colorado Department of Transportation posted the photo on its Facebook with a message that read:
“Unbelievable! This heartbreaking photo was taken by an officer… Share it to remind everyone that life is precious, so please be responsible and make sure children are properly restrained in the appropriate child safety seat.”
By Wednesday morning, angry readers flooded the page with more than 200 comments and more than 600 others had re-posted it on their pages.
“Sadly this photo seems to say that the parents think that gas is more valuable than the little one!” one comment read.