Turns out that people don’t only use dummies/mannequins/clothed car seats to ride commuter lanes.
A UK article tells us about how two drunk men made use out of a store dummy to get out of paying for a $225 cab ride.
The men found a cab. The first got off at his destination, then the next guy did, who thanked him and told the cabbie where his remaining “friend” lived, who was “asleep”. When the cab driver arrived at the final destination, he tried shaking the person awake only to find out that he was actually a fully-clothed tailor’s dummy.
City Cabs boss Andy Cheesman explained: “He was expecting the last passenger to pay so he lost the lot. It has been the funniest thing which has happened to one of our drivers”.
How horrible is this story?! Well as I’ve said, cheaters are everywhere. You can spot dummies in cars riding the HOV lane. One woman was driving by herself and got pulled over but argued that since she’s pregnant, it counts as two people.