Dumb Criminals

Strife in the Fast Lane

Friday, January 27th, 2006 • Filed under Other, Scams

Before I start this post, I vow I will not make any jokes using the word “dummy.” It is the most overused pun since “Poker? I hardly know her!”.

WESTMINSTER, Colo. (AP) – A motorist was arrested Thursday for driving in a high-occupancy vehicle lane with a mannequin dressed to look like a passenger, police said.

Investigators said Greg Allen Pringle, 53, was the only human in the car. HOV lanes are open only to buses, motorcycles, vehicles carrying two or more people or hybrid vehicles.

Officer Mark Watters said Pringle was southbound on U.S. 36 between Boulder and Denver. Watters said the mannequin was dressed in a gray sweat shirt and a baseball cap.

This has got to be another first. The one and only time that a man has been arrested for using a dummy in public and he WASN’T caught having sex with it.

For his crimes, Pringle got slapped with a $115 fine, public humiliation and a weekend in beautiful Guantanamo Bay! Bon voyage, enemy combatant!

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