Cops Ticket Speeding Toddler —in Toy Car

The girls' uncle: 'It was a fun moment'

By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 13, 2014 12:23 PM CDT | Updated Mar 16, 2014 6:45 AM CDT

(Newser) – Za'Dariyah Mishaw was driving her white convertible around her condo parking lot enjoying the Florida sunshine when the fuzz decided to step in and show her what it means to be a responsible ... 2-year-old. Officers in the area for a criminal investigation spotted Za'Dariyah "going pretty fast" in her toy car, while her uncle adds she may have hit a vehicle or two. "It took me a while to catch up to her, but we did," the patrol officer said. First Coast News reports "the young driver stopped and appears to have been cooperative," but officers still decided to hand the driver her first ticket ... for $4.

"Everyone always has bad things to say about the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, well, I want to say big props to these officers for making a memorable moment for my family," the girl's uncle said. "It was a fun moment, brightened up the whole day." And even though the ticket—which Za'Dariyah has been doodling on, ABC News reports—is indeed fake, the little girl keeps telling her mom she wants to pay for it by herself. "We do a lot of outreach in the community to let kids know the police aren't always bad," a public information officer told the New York Daily News. "This time it was just captured on camera."

A photo obtained by First Coast News shows the ticket issued to a 2-year-old.
A photo obtained by First Coast News shows the ticket issued to a 2-year-old.   (Facebook)
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