A couple of weeks ago, I blogged about “average” Barbie, so today, I thought you might like to know that Barbie is more than a little like the rest of us. She got a parking ticket in American Fort, Utah.
Police spotted the vehicle in question, a battery-powered Barbie Jeep, in the road in front of the house of seven-year-old Autumn. She and her nine-year-old sister had left it on the sidewalk. How the Jeep made the transition from the sidewalk to the road is still under investigation.
The girls’ father found the Jeep the next morning, adorned with a bright orange “abandoned vehicle” ticket.
“Unfortunately I have received my share of tickets,” their dad said, laughing. “This is definitely my favorite ticket that I have received.”
It seems that the police love Barbie, too, and wrote the ticket as a joke. Since their dad is sympathetic, the girls won’t lose their pink ride.
A police department spokesman said, “We would hope that people would appreciate the fact that we’re there in their neighborhood and we’re looking out for them and their property.”
Well, yeah. Next week some crook could decide to break into Barbie’s Dream House, townhouse, or condo. Lock up that ‘vette, boat, and motorcycle, Barbie!
In retrospect, and from my lofty perch as a conspiracy theorist, I’ve begun to think this was a set-up from the get-go. The ticket was issued to “Barbie,” not the owner of the vehicle, simply because Barbie’s name was on the door of the car. Maybe this is a case of authorities picking on a celebrity. The back of my car says “Honda.” Shouldn’t they have to take my next speeding ticket? Hmmm…..