A woman from Long Island is in a bit of trouble after getting busted with a phony "passenger".

In case you're confused, the phony passenger happened to be a pile of clothing, a messenger bag, and a Bronx Zoo ball cap.

According to the New York Post, the 61 year-old woman was pulled over by the Suffolk County Highway Patrol while traveling in the westbound HOV lane of the Long Island Expressway.

The officer became suspicious of the pile of clothes that was posing as the front seat passenger. Seems the woman just wanted to cruise the HOV without an actual passenger.

Police issued a summons to the woman for the HOV occupancy violation.

If you were thinking about pulling this off, don't. According to the Suffolk County Police Department Facebook page: 

We remind everyone, during the hours of 6-10 AM and 3-8 PM Monday through Friday, the HOV lane is reserved for buses, passenger vehicles with two or more HUMAN occupants, motorcycles and hybrid vehicles registered with the New York State Clean Pass program.