Of all the weird ways a college student can get around campus, Tara Monroe has found one of the strangest.
Anybody running her name through a search engine long enough will find the peculiar pictures of her rolling around Texas State University in a small, pink, plastic car better known as a Barbie jeep.
“That’s Tara,” said her father. “Always got a little drama going on.”
The story behind Monroe’s peculiar form of transportation traces back to a recent arrest for allegedly driving while intoxicated. When her dad found out what happened, he didn’t hesitate.
“I went and put my bike rack on my jeep and proceeded to drive to San Marcos,” Monte Monroe said. “And I told her, ‘The jeep’s mine. Here’s your bike. This is your new form of transportation.'”
His daughter was upset and remorseful, he said, but she also wasn’t very happy about riding a bike around campus. So she went on Craigslist and bought a battery powered Barbie jeep.