posted on Oct, 7 2013 @ 01:39 PM
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American Fork police ticketed a little girl’s pink Barbie Jeep after an officer noticed it in the road blocking a driveway, according to KUTV. Two
sisters, 7 and 9 years old, reportedly left the Jeep in the street after riding around in it. An officer saw the vehicle and placed it in their
driveway. When their dad woke up the next morning, he noticed an “abandoned vehicle tag” on the Barbie Jeep.
For a change I'm posting a "Good Cop" article, because the headline, while technically accurate, slants the story heavily.
2 young girls left their Barbie jeep in the road, blocking a their parents driveway. An officer on patrol saw the car, got out, moved it to the
driveway, and left an "Abandoned Vehicle" ticket on it.
However, the ticket had no fine or penalty attached to it, as a real one would.
I see this as a positive thing. The officer moved the toy out of the road where it might have obstructed traffic or been destroyed by someone not
seeing it or deliberately destroyed out of maliciousness, then left a friendly "warning" to prevent them from doing it again. To me, this is the kind
of behavior we need to see from our law enforcement officers.
For as much as we see people fined and put in jail for ludicrous reasons these days, to me this is a reminder that some police still have a sense of
humor and decency.
edit on 7-10-2013 by QuantumCypher because: Correction to title and added link