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Police ticket girls’ illegally parked Barbie Jeep
Preschoolers, you've been warned: No crime goes unpunished in Utah
Published October 10, 2013
It seems like a Jimmy Kimmel prank waiting to be revealed. Alas, this bizarre case of overzealous, if not downright pointless, policing appears to be reality. Police in American Fork, Utah, have given an abandoned vehicle ticket to a Barbie Jeepowned by two young girls. The toy was left overnight on the sidewalk next to the owner’s driveway, and when the father of the two girls that left it there woke up, he found it parked behind his SUV, with an abandoned vehicle ticket on it.
CarBuzz reports that while the reporter in the news video (below) is treating the incident as a joke, it is clearly a real ticket that needs to be paid. What’s even more astonishing is the attitude of the police spokesman being interviewed. “These little girls are very lucky,” he intones. “Normally we would tow it away.” Yeah, you kids, you’re “lucky.” Just because you’re cute and blond and barely out of kindergarten doesn’t mean you can get away with a life of crime. You’ve been warned!
Really, they have way way too much time on their hands for this kind of idiocy. Common sense flew out the window with this one. Ticketing what is clearly a little kids toy for being on the sidewalk? I would haul their butts into court over this one. Their attitude of tow away a kids toy is beyond belief. Like I said, way way too much time on their hands. Even a kindergarten age child can say lawsuit, and daddy can get the lawyer to go after the cops.
With all that is going on in the US, they worry about a Barbie mobile on a sidewalk? What is the world coming to?