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Man Gets Ticket For Using Wooden Friend In Carpool Lane

Man Gets Ticket For Using Wooden Friend In Carpool Lane

Man Gets Ticket For Using Wooden Friend In Carpool Lane

Some people are just thick as a plank. But not usually literally.

A New York man was pulled over for speeding in the lane reserved for vehicles operating as part of a carpool scheme - where people share rides to reduce traffic - in Long Island, New York when officers noticed something fishy about his companion.

Upon closer inspection, it turned out that the 'passenger' was a shoddily-built wooden person, using a hooded top as a disguise.

The driver, James Campbell, told NBC 4 New York that the officer, Jonathan Abrams asked, "Passenger, can I see some ID?", to which he replied, "Officer, I don't think so."

Abrams commented that "I was trying not to laugh at the guy because I thought it was quite silly"

He was issued with a speeding and occupancy violation ticket, despite giving the excuse that he had started a new job and didn't want to be late, so used the high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane. However, bizarrely, he then admitted to NBC that he'd been doing it for months, and had no plans to stop - he even had the dummy still in the seat on the way back home from his work.

"He's got a sister down in the basement and on special occasions, I bring her out and she wears a tutu." he added. Watch his, frankly, fantastic interview below.

[via NBC 4 New York]

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