Man stopped by police for having a skeleton in the front seat of his car

Greg Evans
Sunday 26 January 2020 15:30
Picture:(Arizona Dept. Public Safety)

A man in the US state of Arizona has been pulled over by the police and given a ticket after he had an unusual passenger in the front seat of his car.

The individual in question was attempting to use the carpool, or HOV lane (high-occupancy vehicle) in State Road-101, near Apache Boulevard in the Tempe area, but rather than having another person in his car, or something that was alive, he actually had a skeleton.

Fear not, as it wasn't a real skeleton but just a prop. That being said he had dressed up the skeleton in a shirt and hat to make it look like there was a person riding shotgun with him.

However, the 62-year-old driver's ruse didn't fool the Arizona Department of Public Safety who stopped the man and snapped a picture of his bony friend and warned others not to do the same, while also making a reference to Masters of the Universe.

Despite a crime being committed, people still found the story very funny.

According to a report by the Associated Press, around there were around 7,000 violations of the HOV lane in Arizona every year, including one person, who in 2019 tried to use it while having a mannequin wearing sunglasses and baseball cap in the front seat.

HT Huffington Post

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