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3-year-old girl gets 'pulled over' by police officer

Officer Tomlin with McKinley (Source: Jodi Moates) Officer Tomlin with McKinley (Source: Jodi Moates)
Officer Tomlin asks 3-year-old McKinley for her license (Source: Jodi Moates) Officer Tomlin asks 3-year-old McKinley for her license (Source: Jodi Moates)
McKinley being pulled over by Officer Tomlin (Source: Jodi Moates) McKinley being pulled over by Officer Tomlin (Source: Jodi Moates)
Officer Tomlin with McKinley (Source: Jodi Moates) Officer Tomlin with McKinley (Source: Jodi Moates)
Officer Tomlin gives McKinley a warning in her toy car (Source: Jodi Moates) Officer Tomlin gives McKinley a warning in her toy car (Source: Jodi Moates)
TRUSSVILLE, AL (WBRC) -

Getting pulled over by a police officer can be a nightmare.

Unless you’re an adorable toddler.

McKinley Moates, a 3-year-old girl who lives in Pelham, Alabama, was all smiles testing out her brand new pink toy convertible car she received for her birthday.

After taking a cruise in her grandmother's neighborhood, McKinley’s mom, Jodi Moates, spotted a nearby Trussville Police officer who was on a call down the street.

Officer Bobby Tomlin, who has been with the Trussville Police Department for two and a half years, agreed to take a photo with McKinley. Tomlin went the extra mile to bring a smile to McKinley’s face by turning on his flashing blue lights.

Tomlin then proceeded to get out of his vehicle and asked McKinley for her driver's license.

Luckily for McKinley, her cute looks got her off with a warning.

“I wanted to share this positive moment because of all the negative things about police officers these days,” Moates said. “The officer absolutely made our day when he stopped and let us take a few pictures.”

Tomlin added, "a lot of times when parents see an officer out, they say things like 'if you don't listen to me, that officer is going to arrest you.' So instead of unintentional negativity, I got to spend time with a precious little girl on her birthday and share a positive experience."

McKinley has cerebral palsy and doesn't always get to play with toys other kids her age do. She can't drive her new car by herself so Moates was able to find a toy car with a remote that she and her husband, Sam, could control.

The Moates family is appreciative of the time Tomlin spent to make McKinley's third birthday special.

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