A couple of villains tried to beat traffic Thursday afternoon, but only one of them was cited for bad behavior.
In one for the books, a man got a ticket Thursday evening for driving in the carpool lane of Highway 4 in Concord with a Chucky Doll. The demon doll, popularized in the Child’s Play horror film series, was buckled into the front passenger seat of his blue sedan.
A California Highway Patrol officer cited him about 4 p.m. at the Solano Way on-ramp, where metering lights were on and traffic had backed up 25 to 30 cars, said Officer Brandon Correia, a CHP spokesman. He said he always asks officers to send over funny photos but had never seen anything quite like this.
“Nobody has a Chucky doll, period. Let alone has a Chucky doll in their car,” Correia said.
The driver’s name was not released.