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Published:March 14th, 2009 12:26 EST
Commuter Caught In HOV Lane With Unbuckled Dummy

Commuter Caught In HOV Lane With Unbuckled Dummy

By Robert Paul Reyes


"You forgot to buckle up, dummy! A commuter who put a homemade dummy in the passenger seat to sneak into the car pool lane was caught Wednesday near Seattle. But it wasn`t because a cop realized the passenger was fake. Instead, the State Patrol trooper noticed the dangling belt buckle on the passenger side and suspected a seat belt violation.

He created his passenger by draping a rain jacket over plastic piping, topping it off with a Halloween mask of Gandalf, the "Lord of the Rings" wizard, a beard and a baseball cap." The Associated Press

This guy is either lazy, stupid or he doesn`t have a good imagination. Draping a rain coat over plastic piping, and topping it off with a Halloween mask may resemble some of the folks living in San Francisco, but it`s not going to look like a human being who lives anywhere else.

This dude undertakes an elaborate ruse to use a high occupancy lane, but then he forgets to buckle the dummy. I think the plastic piping has more active brain cells than the commuter.

The trooper confiscated the dummy. (The one made out of plastic piping.)

The moral of this story: Don`t be a dummy, buckle up!