Joyriding toddler stopped by Ohio police

Joyriding toddler stopped by Ohio police

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Officer Brian Blackaby, a Xenia patrolman, said he was in the area of Hollywood Boulevard when he spotted 1-year-old Braydon in his model Chevrolet Silverado, Friday, March 25, 2016. (Xenia Police Division)

An Ohio toddler pulled over while joyriding in his new ride will now have a lasting memory.

Officer Brian Blackaby, a patrolman of seven years in Xenia, Ohio, said he spotted the toddler in his model Chevrolet Silverado on Friday evening.

The boy’s father, Brian Miller, asked if he’d pose for a photo with 1-year-old Braydon.

Blackaby, happy to oblige, flipped on his police lights and pulled out his ticket book.

“He was kind of shy around me; he looked concerned,” Blackaby said of Braydon, who turns 2 on Sunday.

Miller said his son was “amazed” looking at the officer and his ticket book.

“He was a really nice officer; I thought it was really awesome he did that,” Miller said. “It’s great, especially with all the news and the bad rap police get.”

Miller said the photos and story behind it will be a family memory for years to come.

Xenia police posted the photos Friday to its Facebook page, with the caption: “I’m sorry officer. I was running late for the Easter Egg Hunt.”

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