Creepy Halloween doll in carpool lane doesn’t fool officer

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state troopers have seen drivers use all kinds of tricks to get access to carpool lanes.

This photo provided by Washington State Patrol shows a Halloween doll buckled up in the passenger seat of a car Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, in Tacoma, Wash. During Tuesday's morning commute, a trooper pulled over the man after he tried to use the doll to gain access to the HOV lane of Interstate 5 in Tacoma. (Guy Gill/Washington State Patrol via AP)
This photo provided by Washington State Patrol shows a Halloween doll buckled up in the passenger seat of a car Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, in Tacoma, Wash. (Guy Gill/Washington State Patrol via AP)

During Tuesday’s morning commute, a trooper pulled over a man who tried to use a creepy Halloween doll to gain access to the carpool lane of Interstate 5 in Tacoma.

The trooper found the male driver and the doll buckled up in the passenger seat in the car, violating the rule that requires two or more people in carpool lanes.

The doll, dressed in a pink outfit with a black hat, sported a creepy red skeletal face.

Trooper Guy Gill said on Twitter that the driver got a $136 ticket for the carpool lane violation but joked that the agency “gave him a break for not having a car seat.”

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