A three-year-old “ruthless biker” in Halifax has become an overnight Internet sensation. Apparently, the little guy is learning early about the blunders one can face when driving. He recently received one thing every driver has received at one time or another but, of course, it’s something most drivers dread – a parking ticket. According to ABC News, he was so “distraught” over receiving his first ticket, his memorable reaction has gone viral. So, here’s how the debacle started:
On Saturday, July 4, Declan Tramley, 3, was “joyriding” on his red plastic motorcycle. But, when he made a stop, things took a bit of a turn, because apparently, he parked in a “no parking” zone, which is when he met Halifax Police Constable Shawn Currie. Const. Currie ultimately wrote Tramley a “parking ticket.”
The viral photo captures Currie kneeling beside Tramley, scribbling on his notepad, and writing the 3-year-old a fake parking ticket. Tramley can be seen holding his hand to his head obviously flustered over the parking mishap. His exasperated reaction was the epitome of a perfect photo opportunity.
The following day, the Halifax Police Department shared the comical photo on Facebook and Twitter. The caption reads, “Remember, no motorcycle parking in the circle by the ferry terminal,” the Halifax Department wrote on Twitter. “This ruthless biker was caught yesterday!” Of course, it didn’t take long before thousands of social media users began noticing.
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
During a brief interview with CTV News, Currie referred to his moment with Tramley as one of the softer sides of policing. “It’s nice to show the different sides of police,” he said. “We’re not always making arrests and hauling people away … we like to have fun.”
Although Tramley’s initial reaction made it appear as if he weren’t too pleased with his ticket, his mother actually revealed otherwise. “He loves his ticket (now),” she said. “He tried to go to bed with his ticket.”
[Image via Twitter]