Police in New York said a man travelling in one of those fancy big city high-occupancy vehicle lanes was stopped because there wasn't actually a passenger in his car.

In the HOV lanes, you have to have 2 or more people in the car to use that fancy zoom lane. This guy, according to the Suffolk County Police Department, was by himself, and just dressed up his passenger seat to look like it was another person.

Officer Exum pulled over the vehicle after he became suspicious of the "passenger," and when he inspected the vehicle, found it was a jacket draped on the seat with a hat on it.

"It was the front seat dressed up to look like a person with a jacket pulled over the seat and a hat and hood on the headrest," department's Instagram post said.

The driver was ticketed for an HOV occupancy violation before being sent on his way.

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