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

(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."

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Mar 16, 2014 1:50 PM CDT
Only two types of cops bad ones and silent ones, end of story.
Mar 16, 2014 12:25 PM CDT
She's lucky she wasn't killed........
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Mar 16, 2014 11:59 AM CDT
Our county sheriff started out as a line cop at a small rural community. I lived in that town three months as a 6th grader. We had a large dirt pile behind the shopping center and I road my dirt bike there all the time. So mom tells me to go down to the post office and get our mail (that's how a lot of rural towns in my state do mail.) So I road the bike to and from the post office. Well I turn on my block and the would-be sheriff pulls me over. He does the full license, insurance, registration spiel. Having none of that, he does the, "Where is your headlight, taillight, turn signal, tag, etc." He then tells me to walk to the post office from now on. Later he becomes sheriff where he has had that job for about 25 years. As a footnote I should mention he is single-handedly responsible for changing high speed chases in the entire industry. As police chief, he got a call for a crash. He responds and its his wife and daughter who are in the crushed car. They are dead. Well, the car who hit them was a state trooper in a high speed chase with a motorcycle who was never found. In all the years since that crash, the state highway patrol never apologized for killing his family. So, he set out to change the industry. He was elected president of the INTL Police Chief association and made chases his top issue. When elected sheriff, he built a precision driving center used by many agencies in the state. He also enacted the strictest chase policy of any agency. To date, he never got that apology and he said he will continue to channel the angst to change the industry.