(NEWSER) – A Washington man tried to use his Halloween decor in an innovative way Tuesday morning, but it didn't work out so well for him.

"A trooper stopped this #HOV lane violator this morning near #Tacoma...At least he's in the [Halloween] spirit. #TrickOrTicket," tweeted the Washington State Police's public information officer alongside a picture of a car with a zombie baby decoration sitting in the passenger seat.

The guy was allegedly attempting to use the carpool lane but, as there was no other actual person in the car, the driver was given a $136 ticket for the HOV lane violation, the officer followed up in a subsequent tweet—but "We gave him a break for not having a car seat" for the zombie baby, he added.

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