A Washington state driver buckled in a zombie baby doll in the passenger seat, hoping to trick his way through the carpool lane, police said.
Washington State Patrol said the man used the doll — complete with a blood-smeared grin — in his car before crossing into the high-occupancy vehicle lane during the Tuesday morning commute on Interstate 5 near Tacoma.
Washington state Trooper Guy Gill spotted the ruse and gave the driver a $136 ticket. The man was let off the hook when the agency "gave him a break for not having a car seat," Gill joked.
"At least he's in the (Halloween) spirit," Gill tweeted.