It was all in good fun. A Canadian police officer patrolling a busy shopping area at the ferry terminal in Halifax decided to give 3 year old Declan Tramley his first ticket.
The photo of the 3 year old with his hand to his forehead — feigning exasperation after receiving a parking ticket — was just priceless.
Declan loves motorcycles. He has a red plastic one that his mom says he’ll ride around the terminal all day in, pretending to be like all the other bikers who frequent the downtown district.
So when Declan went to park right next to all the other bikes on Sunday, Constable Shawn Currie gave the little tyke a ticket for leaving his motorcycle in a “no-parking zone.”
According to CTV news, “Declan’s dad approached Currie and told him his son loves police, and they conspired to give him a ticket for fun.”
The Halifax Police Dept. had more fun with it, posting the picture on their Twitter page with this message: “Remember, no motorcycle parking in the circle by the ferry terminal, this ruthless biker was caught yesterday!”
Constable Currie told CTV News, “It’s nice to show a softer side of police. We’re not always making arrests and hauling people away, we like to have fun.”
The toddler’s mom says her young bad boy has been a really good sport about the whole thing. In fact “he loves his ticket,” she says, “he even tried to go bed with it.”