This was a brilliant idea if the guy didn’t get caught! A few weeks back, state troopers in Washington saw a guy driving in a carpool lane with a strange looking passenger.

The passenger was described as: fuzzy, kind of oddly shaped, had huge unblinking eyes and completely still. Can you even begin to imagine seeing this site? Or better yet can you imagine taking the 911 call for this? So police pulled over the car, and that's when they figured out the driver didn't actually have a passenger but he buckled a large stuffed toy in his driver's seat. Like I said brilliant!

The toy was a large stuffed version of Diego from "Go, Diego, Go!”  the man admitted he was late for work so he strapped in his daughter's doll so he could take the carpool lane.  He got a $124 ticket. What a shame!