Pair pulled over twice by police on a trip that provided plenty of laughs

As Hurricane Dorian skirted up  the Atlantic Coast — narrowly missing the Jacksonville area — a pickle and dinosaur hoped in red golf cart and went for a little spin around the Beaches.

The light traffic in downtown Jacksonville Beach came to a crawl as a line of motorist heading south on First Street craned their arms out the windows trying to capture this oh-so-very #FloridaWoman moment on their cellphones.

The women pulled up to a condo on Third Avenue South and spilled out of the Georgia Bulldogs golf cart, bursting with belly-holding laughter.

"We got pulled over twice," the Pickle (aka Jan Shepherd) shouted to her friends on a balcony above.

Shepherd, the driver of the cart, said she and the dinosaur were tooling around to have a good laugh when the blue lights of Jacksonville Beach's finest pulled her over. 

"You can't be doing that. You've got to take that off your head," Shepherd said the police officer told her.

So Shepherd unzipped the portion of her pickle costume that covered her face and she — now part woman, part pickle — and the dinosaur were off again, laughing it up again as they drove around the beach delighting the few people wandered out of their homes to take in the sights, the sounds and the wackiness that is #OhSoJackonvilleBeach.  

Then, the part pickle and the dinosaur got pulled over again.

"Oh God, we're getting pulled over again," Shepherd said to the dinosaur (aka Tammy Stiles).

The officer in an undercover vehicle spoke up: "My captain probably won't like this, but, can I get a picture?"

So, the officer, a dinosaur and a part pickle posed together for a selfie. 

Stiles and Shepherd and the cop had a great laugh. 

Stiles owns the Halloween Express on Beach Boulevard. She said she and her friend love to play in their blow-up costumes.

But Wednesday, as Hurricane Dorian skipped up the Atlantic Coast, it seemed like a perfect time to have a good hurricane laugh.

"When you are bored, you've got to do something," Stiles said. "This hurricane has gone on forever."

Eileen Kelley: (904) 359-4104