Friday, November 04, 2005

CHiPS and Dip

Headline: Calif. Man Caught in 'HOV' Lane With Dummy


Say what you want about police officers, but they are no dummies. The California Highway Patrol gave Kevin Morgan, 28, of Petaluma, a $351 citation for driving in a high occupancy vehicle or "HOV" lane with a kickboxing dummy propped in the passenger seat.

The dummy was wearing a Miami Dolphins windbreaker and a baseball cap but Officer Will Thompson noticed that the "passenger" had no legs.

Thompson then placed the dummy on a freeway shoulder to deter other commuters from similar schemes.


From what I've seen, nearly every motorist in the state of California has a dummy in the passenger seat, if not the entire carload. That's a lot of tickets!

I wonder if leaving torso-man on the shoulder created more of a traffic situation than the officer bargained for - ranging from simple distraction, which may cause accidents or to the extreme case of having 250 motorists suddenly dumping their better halves out of the window for fear of being caught.

I'll bet that dummy is kicking himself in the ass right about now or he would - if he had legs.

2 Comments:

Blogger ItsTJoint said...

What if it was the "I have no legs" guy on the skateboard in the movie KIDS. I wonder if the guy could challenge the ticket by bringing him in?

10:12 AM, November 04, 2005  
Blogger OnMyWatch said...

wow! I forgot all about that movie - used to love the song, "Natural One" from that soundtrack. I guess he could bring him in but they'd probably kick him out.

10:20 AM, November 04, 2005  

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