It was a scary good try.
The California Highway Patrol has cited a man for driving in the carpool lane with a Chucky doll. The evil doll from the “Child’s Play” horror movie series was buckled into the front passenger seat of his blue car.
The dolls are popular in the Bay area because of Jon Gruden, who has returned as head coach of the Oakland Raiders. He has often been compared to Chucky because of his scowl, and fans have enthusiastically embraced the comparison.
A California Highway Patrol officer cited the man at about 4 p.m. Thursday on an on-ramp to Highway 4 in Concord where metering lights were on and traffic had backed up, said patrol spokesman Officer Brandon Correia, according to SFGate. He said he asks officers to send him funny photos but had never seen anything like this.