This one's not the obvious government-overreach story it looks like at first glance.
A Pennsylvania mom's been brought up on charges for letting her 3-year-old pump gas, informs
the Smoking Gun
. A witness saw Theresa A. Moran Camara's son filling the tank and apparently spraying himself with fuel as he struggled to remove the pump from the car, according to authorities. It's a claim Camara herself copped to, according to the police report. She confessed to having "allowed her son to help her in pumping gas," and confirming "that he had sprayed gasoline onto both of them."
Camara's now been charged with the misdemeanor of "endangering the welfare of a child," in an act caught via surveillance video in addition to the eye witness, who described the mother as "instructing" her son on how to pump gas.
Nothing is known at this time about the subsequent legal fate of Camara and son...
Via the Smoking Gun