(I couldn't find 'The Latest in a long line of stupid criminals' thread--so I am beginning anew. Starting off with a dummy who tried to put a dummy to work!)
ISLANDIA, N.Y. - The tip-off was the
A New Yorker faces a $135 traffic fine for using a mannequin as her "plus one" in the high-occupancy vehicle lane of the Long Island .
An alert sheriff's deputy on Long Island became suspicious this week when he saw the "passenger" wearing sunglasses and using the visor. The problem: The sky was overcast.
When he stopped the vehicle, he found the mannequin, fully dressed with a long dark wig, blazer, shirt and
The 61-year-old driver left with a summons. In addition to a fine, she could be hit with two points on her license.
"At first glance, this may seem humorous but it is not a joking matter when you drive off with a ticket," Sheriff Vincent F. DeMarco told NBC News.