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Two-Year-Old Tot Gets Ticket

A 2-year-old in Jacksonville, Fla., will have to start doing some chores now to pay off the $4 ticket she received Tuesday from police officers while driving her white convertible toy car around her apartment complex.

The good news for the toddler, ZaDariyah, is that the scribbling and drawings her mother says she has been making on the ticket wont be held against her in court.

The driving infraction against ZaDariyah was given in fun by a few good-natured officers with the Jacksonville Sheriffs Office who were responding to a call at the same apartment complex where ZaDariyah lives with her family.

The officers saw an opportunity to defuse the situation when they saw ZaDariyah cruising around the parking lot.

Everybody got a bad perception of the police and the police was real nice when they came along, said ZaDariyahs uncle Keyth Mishaw, who took photos of his nieces first ticket and sent them to First Coast News.

The photos went viral on the stations Facebook page -- garnering 3 million views, 150,000 likes and 17,000 shares -- and Mishaw, ZaDariyah and her mother, Zumekia, were interviewed live on the News 7 p.m. broadcast Tuesday night, even bringing ZaDariyahs white convertible with them.

Im still in shock right now about it all, Zumekia, whose last name was not released, said of the attention her daughters pictures have received.

Though the ticket is fake, ZaDariyah was bumping into some cars while driving the convertible for the first time, her uncle said.

She was just actually doing her little driving thing and they [said], She deserves a ticket. She deserves a ticket, Mishaw said of the officers.

We had fun with it and my family had a good time with it, Mishaw said. I want to say hey to the officer. He made a real good something out of nothing.

The Jacksonville Sheriffs Office has not responded to requests for comment.