The comparisons of Jon Gruden to the possessed doll Chucky from the movie “Child’s Play” have been reinvigorated since Gruden was announced as the new Oakland Raiders coach — his second stint as head coach of the team — earlier this week.
But perhaps the most creative reference goes to the California Highway Patrol, which issued a citation in Contra Costa County to a driver who tried to pass the doll off as a carpool passenger.
The San Francisco Chronicle reported that the driver was pulled over Thursday and received a ticket for the not-valid passenger: a Chucky doll, strapped in and standing up shotgun to make him viewable to anyone who might be peeking inside the car.
The driver didn’t escape punishment from the CHP. “We know JON GRUDEN is back, and we love it too, but this will definitely not work as your carpool passenger! But hilarious! A for effort, … and here’s your carpool ticket,” the agency tweeted Thursday evening.
On its Facebook page, the CHP added: “This seriously happened today, … c’mon people.”
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