As Giulio Divirgilio, a superintendent with the NYC MTA Buses department, was parking his car at his office in Brooklyn, a New York Post reporter confronted him and asked why he had a blow-up doll in the backseat of his car.
"I don't use it for the HOV," he explained. "I use it for the company."
From the Post:
Divirgilio is a former NYPD cop who has been at MTA for over a decade, sources said.
Inflatable dolls and other dummies are a common trick for scofflaws who want to skirt HOV rules. A doll resembling Divirgilio's called "Carpool Kenny" is available online for $15.79 — though the Wall Street Journal reported in 2019 that cops have tried to crack down on the widespread scheme.
Also, why isn't Divirgilio taking a bus to work?