In Arlington, Virginia, reports circulated last week of a driverless van on public streets. People were curious as to what company was testing the vehicle. As luck would have it, Adam Tuss, a reporter from the local NBC affiliate TV station, saw and followed the van until it stopped and he could get a good look at it. According to News4, what Adam saw inside freaked him out: it was a man dressed in a costume made to look like just a car seat.

According to Adam, "I said, 'Oh my God, there's a guy in a seat costume. How's that possible? Your brain can't get around it for a second."

It turns out the man driving was involved in a research study being conducted by Virginia Tech. But they hadn't informed the VA Dept. of Transportation or the Arlington police about any of this. And we still don't know what "research" they're doing.

According to the story, people dressing up as car seats and pranking people is not that rare. Has it happened around here? I've never heard of it before.

Here's the story with video and photos.

 

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