Police Pull Over Pickup Truck Driver Sitting in Camping Chair Behind the Wheel

by Will Shepard
Joe Sohm/Visions of America / Contributor

While there are a lot of things that surface about someone in Florida doing something absurd, this is not one. Instead, this is a story of a Wisconsin person doing something ridiculous. This story involves a pickup truck and a camping chair.

On Wednesday, March 10, the Wisconsin State Patrol pulled over a man in a Ram pickup truck. But when they walked up to his door to get his license, there was something obviously off.

Almost immediately, the officer realized that there were no seats in the car. The State Police trooper saw that the man was sitting on a camping chair instead of an actual car seat. While there is no explanation for why this was the case, it is hilarious. After confiscating the vehicle, the Wisconsin State Patrol posted a picture of the pickup truck’s interior to their Twitter.

A Man Was Pulled Over After Trying to Pass off a Camping Chair as a Car Seat in a Pickup Truck

Whether or not this guy purchased the truck secondhand or from a dealership is not known. Either way, the truck is probably saving a little bit of money with less weight in the truck.

The single collapsable chair in the car is laughable. At least the chair has a couple of drink holders for his beverages.

However, it is absolutely illegal to be driving a car on the road without proper seats. In the tweet, the Wisconsin State Patrol included a link to the state vehicle standards page.

According to Wisconsin legislation, seats need to be securely fastened to the floor of the car. The seats also need to include head restraints in line with specific requirements from the vehicle manufacturer. That also pertains to the make, model, and year of the car or truck. Car seat laws in Wisconsin have been around since 1975, so hopefully, this isn’t the first time he is hearing about this law.

It is likely safe to assume that the guy who was driving this truck won’t be driving it any time soon. The question remains, though, what Florida person can top this camping chair in a pickup truck story?

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