A driver in California was recently caught with an incredibly realistic mannequin riding shotgun, all so he could use the carpool lane.
Last month, Highway Patrol Officer Rodrigo Jimenez was keeping an eye on traffic when he noticed something odd when a Toyota Tacoma zipped past him.
Jimenez decided to pull the driver over and, as he was walking up to the vehicle, discovered that there was a mannequin in the passenger seat.
The life-size doll, which sported a full head of hair and some remarkably realistic wrinkles on its face, was wearing a red flannel shirt, a Cleveland Indians baseball cap, glasses, and a face mask.
Sharing a photo of the mannequin on Facebook, the California Highway Patrol of Baldwin Park declared that the mannequin was "by far, one of the best dummies we have ever seen" and joked that "to clarify, we are referring to this fake passenger."
The driver was issued a citation for the illegal maneuver.
Photo: California Highway Patrol of Baldwin Park