Prankster police chief in Texas pulls over siblings in Hot Wheels truck

The quiet town of Thrall, Texas has just three full-time police officers. But with just 900 residents, they say that's enough to make their presence known. 

Luckily, the streets are safe enough for kids to play in and around most of the time.

So when Sierra and Bryce Koehne were rolling down their block in their Ford F150 Hot Wheels truck and a Thrall police car appeared behind them, they thought nothing of it.

"I saw him coming, but I thought it was far away enough that I could go," said Sierra.

Then red lights started flashing.

"First time I actually got pulled over by them," Sierra said.  

"He said, 'I need your license,' and I was just smiling. I didn't have one. I'm not old enough," Sierra added.

It didn't take long for the 12-year-old to realize this wasn't a typical traffic stop.

"I'm just like, 'Bryce, this is weird,' and I thought he was going to have to call our parents or something," said Sierra.

Police said the only crime the two children committed was failing to recognize their police chief is a bit of a prankster. This time around Sierra and Bryce got off with a warning and a Beanie Baby.

"I think it made a lasting impression on her and a positive impact on her life," said Thrall Police Chief Whitney Whitworth.

"It's priceless, the look on her face when she walked in the house," said mom, Erin.

Chief Whitworth said he hopes every small act of kindness will help make Thrall a better place to live and build a positive relationship between the people and the officers who protect them.  

"They make themselves well known just by patrolling the area, stopping to tell you hi, they're very friendly and really easy to get to know and everything," Erin said.  

"I feel like if anything happened on one of these streets, any of these people would step out to help me," Whitworth said.  

Sierra and her brother Bryce might be first in line, because the chief's practical joke left them practically glowing.
"It meant a lot because I know it's really, really hard for them and they have a bunch of jobs to do," said Sierra.