A man was issued a ticket in Arizona after he tried to pass off a model skeleton as a passenger so he could use a car-sharing lane. He was clever, but not enough.
The 62-year-old man was stopped while using a high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane with a skeleton dressed in a hat and strapped to a seat.
“Think you can use the HOV lane with Skeletor riding shotgun? You're dead wrong!" The Arizona Department of Public Safety said on Twitter.
Think you can use the HOV lane with Skeletor riding shotgun? You’re dead wrong! ☠︎ One of our motor troopers cited… https://t.co/UKWBOOAgKC— Dept. Public Safety (@Dept. Public Safety) 1579810530.0
As HOV lanes are reserved for cars with multiple passengers, the driver was issued with a penalty ticket.
@Arizona_DPS At least he wasn't using a cell phone ie distracted driving which may have been worse. https://t.co/VygnNERb8b— Steven Rowe 🇬🇧🇪🇺🇨🇦🏳️🌈 (@Steven Rowe 🇬🇧🇪🇺🇨🇦🏳️🌈) 1579986722.0
@Arizona_DPS Discrimination against Deceased-Americans has no place in our society!— Michael Kielsky (@Michael Kielsky) 1579831426.0
@Arizona_DPS Can we get the backstory on the trooper's reaction when he spotted Skeletor?😆— Arizona's Politics (@Arizona's Politics) 1579878304.0
@Arizona_DPS Of course he got caught- he put the skeleton in Camo gear...they couldn't see him!— Mike (@Mike) 1580086119.0
@Arizona_DPS Points for creativity though 🤣— 🗣 PalateandPage (@🗣 PalateandPage) 1579812226.0
The department said that the man was also cited with window tint violations on his vehicle.
Officers ended their tweet reporting the incident with the hashtag #NiceTry.