Nope, not a joke, just depressing reality.
In what starts off seeming like a joke, but becomes horrifying when you realize it isn’t, Police in American Fork, Utah, have given an abandoned vehicle ticket to a Barbie Jeep. The toy was left overnight on the sidewalk next to the owner’s driveway, and when the father of the two girls that left it there woke up, he found it parked behind an "unpopular place," namely behind his SUV, with an abandoned vehicle ticket on it. The reporter in the news piece is treating the incident as a joke, but this does seem to be a real ticket that needs to be paid.
More horrifying still, the police spokesman being interviewed definitely does not seem at all to be joking about the far more harsh punishments which could have been doled out. Perhaps someone is taking his job a bit too seriously.