Alas, 9-month-old Benjamin might've been a little heavy-footed, because the sweet toddler who can barely walk got his first ticket Sunday.
His mom posted the moment on Twitter.
"We just thought it would be a funny picture for his first birthday, and it turned into something so much bigger than we thought it could ever be," said Jessica Boiardi, mother.
Boiardi from Middle Village, a neighborhood in New York City, tells our sister station, WABC, she was out buying Halloween candy on Sunday when she saw some officers from the 104th Precinct in the parking lot.
She asked for the staged photo and Officer Gomez happily obliged.
"They're nice guys. They have families. He was so friendly and nice to Ben and me and my husband, wonderful exchange," Boiardi said.
Of course not every real ticket ends with such happy smiles and gratitude, but the NYPD's human side was definitely showcased here.
"Hopefully he'll always have a good relationship with the police," Boiardi said. "Yes, that's what we would love to see."
Mom says Benjamin loves his new wheels much more than his stroller.
And even though he can't even say the words "police officer" just yet, perhaps this picture will remind him, say, 16 years from now, to always drive safely.