In good humor a Halifax Police Officer gave a ticket to a “illegally” parked 3-year-old.
The photo shared on twitter shows Halifax Const. Shawn Currie writing a three-year-old boy and his red, plastic motorcycle a blank ticket. What makes it ever funnier is the boy who has his hand resting on his head is disbelief.
“Remember, no motorcycle parking in the circle by the ferry terminal. This ruthless biker was caught yesterday,” reads the tweet.
“This one young fellow comes down, he brings his little motorcycle down and he parked it just like the big motorcycles. We thought it would be funny to go over and I pretended to write a ticket for him … it just created all kinds of atmosphere,” said Currie.
“It was just perfect timing where he put his hand on his head.”
The boy’s father snapped the photo and sent it on to police.
Remember, no motorcycle parking in the circle by the ferry terminal. This ruthless biker was caught yesterday ! pic.twitter.com/GgzU4j46vy
— Halifax_Police (@HfxRegPolice) July 5, 2015
According to CBA News Currie says he’s blown away by the online reaction.
“It’s something so simple. It’s stuff that I do every day, just meeting people, talking to people and taking pictures every day. I don’t expect things to be this big. It was cute,” he said.
Sometimes people are surprised to learn that police have a sense of humor.
“Unfortunately we don’t show the human side of the police officers,” Currie states.
“It’s when the negativity comes out or if there’s a shooting or something like that, that’s usually when police are in the media. That’s only a small portion of our day. My job is to be out in the public and be accessible.”
Currie stresses the ticket was blank to CBA News.
“This was all just in good humour. The three-year-old, he doesn’t understand it. For him it’s just meeting a police officer. I gave him a shoulder patch too.”
So only adorable toddlers can “get off easy” when parking by the ferry. 🙂
Source: CBA News