Fake Passenger, With Briefcase, Doesn't Fool Carpool Police

Long Island driver is busted in the fast lane
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 21, 2016 11:44 AM CDT
Fake Passenger, With Briefcase, Doesn't Fool Carpool Police
This photo provided by the Suffolk County Police shows the fake front-seat passenger, complete with briefcase.   (Suffolk County Police via AP)

The briefcase and baseball cap were nice touches on her supposed passenger, but they weren't enough to keep a Long Island woman from getting a ticket for a carpool lane violation. Police in Suffolk County say Candice Breen-Warren, 61, arranged a bunch of clothes in the passenger seat—adorned with said hat and briefcase—to make it look like she had someone sitting next to her, reports CBS New York. She then took advantage of the high-occupancy vehicle lane, only to be pulled over by a cop who spotted the ruse. Police took photos and shared them, so at least she has a good story to tell. (Read more weird crimes stories.)

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