Yesterday was a pretty big headline news day so you might have missed the silly bits.
From the Star: Mom had `decoy’ child in carpool lane
A 39-year-old Aurora woman has become the first person in Ontario to be caught using a decoy in her vehicle so she could drive in a carpool lane.
Instead of finding a child in a car seat during yesterday morning’s rush hour, an Ontario Provincial Police officer patrolling the high-occupancy vehicle lane on Highway 404 discovered a stuffed winter coat.
“It looked like Kenny from South Park was strapped in the child seat,” OPP Sgt. Cam Woolley said.
He’s genius, that Cam Woolley. He’s become quite the cause célèbre, non?
He goes on, “We’ve been averaging a couple of hundred tickets each month and some of them are real rocket scientists,” Woolley said. “We’ve caught people driving with no insurance, no licence and on criminal warrants. But we actually thought we’d wind up getting a lot of people using mannequins like they have done in California and other places…. This is the first person who has been really creative at cheating just so they could use the HOV lanes.”
Next he’ll be telling us about the driver who’s not the brightest bulb on the xmas tree, and the kid who’s a few fries short of a happy meal and the woman who’s at least one Brady short of a Bunch.
OPP Sgt. Cam Woolley, you can pull me over anytime…