By Heidi Hatch
AMERICAN FORK, Utah (KUTV/CNN) - Even Barbie has to obey the law. A Barbie jeep was spotted parked in the wrong place in a Utah neighborhood, and that's when the real police got involved.
"I came out of the garage. I noticed that the Jeep was parked in an unpopular place right behind my vehicle. And so, I got out and noticed that there was an abandoned vehicle tag on it," said the girl's father.
The bright orange tag made it clear. The citation was for a Jeep. The owner? Barbie.
"I thought the vehicle was obviously going to be impounded," he said.
Turns out, police have a soft spot for Barbie and her sister. This little Barbie, otherwise known as 7-year-old autumn, was busy with school and friends.
"I think I left it on the sidewalk," said Autumn.
And more importantly, how did it end up on the road after bedtime? One thing we know for sure is this:
"It's running out of batteries," said Autumn's 9-year-old sister.
Not that. Barbie now knows not to leave her Jeep out.
"These little girls are very lucky," said a local police officer.
Lucky they were not thrown in jail, or even worse: lost their wheels.
"If it was blocking someone's driveway, normally we would tow it away," said the officer.
This time, dad and his two blonde Barbies are getting off easy.
"Unfortunately I have received my share of tickets," said the girls' father.
Reporter: "So this is your favorite?"
"This is definitely my favorite ticket that I have received," said the father.
"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," said officer.