Fake Skeleton Doesn't Cut It in HOV Lane

Arizona trooper cites driver
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 25, 2020 9:45 AM CST
The skeleton was tied into his seat, Arizona officials said.   (Arizona Department of Public Safety via AP)

(Newser) – A 62-year-old man was cited in Arizona this week after trying to disguise a fake skeleton as a passenger just to use the HOV lane. The Arizona Department of Public Safety says a trooper pulled over the man on Thursday after noticing he had placed a fake skeleton in the passenger's front seat. The skeleton was sitting upright, wearing a hat and tied to the front seat, the AP reports. Department spokesman Raul Garcia said troopers cite about 7,000 HOV lane violators every year. Last April, a man was pulled over after driving in the HOV lane with a mannequin wearing a sweatshirt, baseball cap and sunglasses. (A funeral home employee found a body doesn't count, either.)

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