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Driver used mannequin to beat HOV rules, police say

It seems like a great idea -- until you get caught:

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 scarf.

Read the full story (and see a picture of the mannequin) here on washingtonpost.com.

By Washington Post Editors  |  February 5, 2010; 8:03 AM ET
Categories:  Around the Nation , Offbeat  
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