A Tennessee woman has been left stunned after she obtained a driver’s license which featured a photograph of an empty chair where an image of her face was intended to be.
Jade Dodd, 25, renewed her license online, and she received the permit in the mail at her home in Bon Aqua Junction last week.
In an interview with WKRN on Wednesday, Dodd recalled looking at the botched license for the first time, stating: ‘I was with my Mom and we were going to eat lunch and I said, ‘you need to see this, this isn’t right’.
She quickly called up local authorities to ask why there was a photo of an empty chair on her license, before she received an unusual explanation.
A spokesperson The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security told WKRN that when Dodd last visited the Driver Services Center several years ago, an an examiner ‘made an error by capturing and saving the wrong photo (of an empty chair) to Dodd’s profile.’
‘When Dodd recently renewed her driver license online, she received an image of a chair because that was the last picture taken on file,’ they explained.
While the motorist has since received a new license with an actual photograph of her face included, she couldn’t help but share a snap of the incorrect I.D. on her Facebook page.
The photograph quickly went viral, racking up more than 7,000 shares and inspiring multiple memes.
One Facebook user hilariously photoshopped the image of the chair onto a picture of a car so it looked as if the empty seat was driving the vehicle.
Another user shared a photo of the license wrote above: ‘When Violet from The Incredibles (who can render herself invisible ) gets her driver’s license…’
Others were left a little more concerned by the error.
‘What the heck? I’m not sure if I should laugh or what!?’ one wrote.
However, The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security told WKRN that the error was a first, and they hope never to dispatch a botched license again.