Diego doll doesn't qualify for carpool status. Photo by AP.
Weird and wacky news isn't solely the province of Florida or California, though they certainly have significant market share. Seattle, Washington made a bid for front-runner status today, with one commuter strapping his kid's Diego doll into the passenger seat to fool carpool lane restrictions on a late run to work.
Diego doll doesn't qualify for carpool status. Photo by AP.Enlarge Photo
Sadly, we can't even give the driver the nod for creativity. He could stand a lesson from this speed camera-flouting Phoenix resident dressed in a gibbon mask.
The state trooper that pulled the man over said the odd-looking occupant drew his attention, causing him to stop the car. The driver's explanation didn't cut the mustard, however, and he earned a ticket for his efforts. We bet he was late to work, too.