Is Virginia's mysterious 'driverless' van actually being driven by a man dressed as a car seat?

Silver van.
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Welcome to Arlington, Virginia, where a fake driverless car is apparently on the loose. "Fake," because the driverless car actually does seem to have a driver — only, he's disguised as a car seat.

Let's back up.

ARL Now first reported that "a mysterious, seemingly driverless van" was spotted last week "cruising the streets of Arlington's Courthouse and Clarendon neighborhoods." ARL Now added that "the unmarked gray van with Virginia license plates drove up and down Wilson and Clarendon Boulevards more than a half dozen times — with no one in the driver's seat or passenger seat."

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On Monday, NBC Washington's Adam Tuss took a closer look — and realized there was in fact someone in the car:

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Driverless car pranks are a thing, but it's not entirely clear what this seat — uh, man — is up to here.

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