No one's above the law. Not even a police officer!
Annie James schooled Officer Tommy King on that fact when the 14-year-old girl saw a police car parked in a designated No Parking Zone.
That didn't sit right with the quick thinking girl from Baytown, Texas who scrambled across the street, and issued a personal parking ticket on the police car!
Here's what Annie said:
"He was parked on the side of the building. It said it was a fire lane all the way around."
When the police officer from the Baytown Police Department returned to his vehicle and found the ticket, he got super upset!
And by super upset we mean he found it hilarious! Who says the cops don't have a sense of humor?
Here's what the policeman said:
"I came to get my car and I saw a piece of paper on my windshield. I took it off, read it and started laughing."
Written on the note was the citation of what he had done wrong, and a fine of ten dollars was issued for him to pay to the manager of the apartment complex where the car was parked. Something which tickled Officer Tommy King. He said:
"I thought it was neat that she made it for $10 but she didn't make it to herself."
The cop decided to do something very cool for the girl. He bought her a $20 gift certificate from Toys 'R' Us! And the store matched it! Needless to say - Annie was happy!
"He gave me a $40 gift card to Toys 'R' Us. I was excited, really excited."
Annie later explained to Officer King that the ticket was meant to be a joke, and the two are great pals now. However, Officer King thinks there is a message in this story. He said:
"I would say the lesson is not to be afraid of law enforcement, we're here to help. From the officer's side of things, we learn not to take ourselves so seriously. There's a lot of responsibility and power that comes with a badge but every once in a while we can step back and say, 'You know what, a lot of these people we're protecting, not everyone is a bad guy.'"
This guy gives cops a great name!
We hope these two buddies keep up their friendship for a long time! It's so cute!
Watch a video of the odd couple up (above) !!
Tags: amazing, annie james, cute kidz, fourteen, funny, legal matters, news, officer, parking, police, teens, texas, ticket, tommy king