Dead wrong! Driver bust for using carpool lane with fake skeleton as passenger
A US driver failed miserably when he tried to fool Arizona traffic cops into thinking he was entitled to use a restricted or HOV (high-occupancy vehicle) lane for the exclusive use of vehicles with a driver and at least one passenger.
The 62-year-old man dressed up an imitation skeleton in a passenger seat, but really didn't do a very convincing job.
The fake was kitted out with a camouflage hat and restrained by a yellow rope serving as a seatbelt.
Think you can use the HOV lane with Skeletor riding shotgun? You’re dead wrong! ☠︎ One of our motor troopers cited the 62-year-old male driver for HOV & window tint violations on SR-101 near Apache Blvd this morning. #NiceTry #YoureNotHeMan #AZTroopers pic.twitter.com/wQYY831mNY— Dept. Public Safety (@Arizona_DPS) January 23, 2020
The Arizona Department of Public Safety said the man was pulled over when an official noticed the scam and issued a ticket.
He was called out for "riding shot gun" with Masters of the Universe villain "Skeletor".
Think you can use the HOV lane with Skeletor riding shotgun? You're dead wrong!Arizona Department of Public Safety
The culprit was also cited for "window tint violations".
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