Dodd had recently renewed her license in Hickman County and when she came in the mail Thursday, she was surprised to discover that instead of her photo ID there was a picture of an empty chair.
“The lady at DMV really didn’t believe me when I was like ‘hey, I need my fixed license,'” Dodd said.
“Then, she looked at it in the system and went, ‘Oh, I need my manager for that.’ ‘ “
The Tennessee Department of Homeland Security told CNN the mistake that occurred when the wrong image was captured and stored on Dodd̵7;s profile.
“When the client recently renewed their driver’s license online, she got an image of a chair because that was the last photo taken on stage,” Wes Moster, communications director, said in a statement.
“When the Department became aware of her situation, we immediately did the right thing with the client and provided her with a license with her current photo and we addressed this internal situation.”
Thankfully, Dodd mostly thinks he’s smiling and told WKRN it was a good way to ease the mood due to the coronavirus.
“My boss thinks he’m braver than anyone. I was at work on Friday and he pointed to a chair outside his office door and it was like, ‘I thought it’s you, I shook this morning’ and I was like “Thank you,” said Dodd.
Foreigners even started posting her memes on her social media to help capitalize on the humorous incident.
On Monday Dodd had a new license and a great story to tell.