I originally saw a story about a lawyer who hypnotized his clients and then sexually assaulted them, but then this story came up and is so much more hilarious!
So, what do you do if you're in college and your driver's license gets suspended because you were partying too hard? You go out and get a Barbie Jeep and drive it around campus! That's what you do! Well, that's what Texas State University student, Tara Monroe, did. The industrial engineering junior has become quite the celebrity on the San Marcos campus for scooting around the campus in the plastic toy, which she named Charlene after its previous toddler owner.
Delighted and possibly confused students have Instagrammed and Snapchatted photos of the 20-year-old cruising across campus in the kiddie-sized cruiser. Charlene can allegedly zoom up to 5 miles per hour and takes no gas. Monroe told a local newspaper, "Most people don't find the things me and my friends do very funny, just immature, so I didn't expect to get this big of a reaction. People who don't know me are shocked, but my friends weren't even surprised because I do stuff like this all the time."
Monroe started driving the tiny toy mobile after she lost the right to drive an adult-sized vehicle. While heading home from a Waka Flocka concert, she refused to take a breathalyzer test, which is an automatic loss of license in any state. Her father drove to campus to strip her of her car, leaving her with only a bike to get around campus. The 20-year-old said, "Riding a bike around campus sucks! Like really sucks!"
After being fed up with pedaling, Monroe took to Craigslist to find the ride of her dreams, or at the very least, the ride she can legally drive. She settled on a $60 bright pink kiddie Jeep. It's previous owner was a toddler driver named Charlene. The kiddie car isn't the most comfortable car for the 5-foot-3 20-year-old, but Monroe said she's having fun living as the "Barbie Jeep Girl" and reliving her childhood on campus.
I have to admit; this is ridiculous, but total genius on the part of Miss Monroe. She can drive this vehicle as drunk as she wants to be and the hilarity of it all is out of this world. This girl has some sense of humor while others would have wallowed in the fact that they lost their licenses. She made some fun out of it. Good for her!