That saves on the delivery fee! Bizarre video shows woman in a MINI convertible transporting a sofa
In a bizarre moment, a Florida woman used her MINI Cooper to transport a full-size couch across a bridge on Monday.
The unidentified woman was caught on video by fellow travelers using the small convertible to haul a full-size white couch over the Estero Community Bridge in Lee County, Florida.
The woman had the couch resting diagonally across the car, and the only thing keeping it secure was her right hand gripping one of the support beams as she drove with one hand down the road.
‘It’s a horrible idea,’ Florida Highway Patrol Lieutenant Greg Bueno told NBC 2. ‘The couch itself is bigger than the MINI Cooper.’
Only in Florida: An unidentified woman was caught on video by a fellow traveler transporting a white couch down Estero Community Bridge in Lee County, Florida
Put your left hand in and your right hand out: The woman secured the couch to her car with her right hand holding a support beam
‘It’s simply too large of an object to place on top of a MINI Cooper.’
It is unclear if the woman was pulled over and ticketed for the illegal act.
The lieutenant cited many reasons drivers shouldn’t consider following in this woman’s footsteps, including the couch is improperly strapped down – only secured with her hand, and it obstructs her view of the right mirror and passing vehicles. She’s also driving over a busy highway.
The Estero Community Bridge stretches over Interstate 75, endangering drivers below if she had lost control of the object.
Daily Mail contacted Lee County Sheriff’s Office and Florida State Highway Patrol but did not hear back before publication.
‘The couch itself is bigger than the MINI Cooper,’ Florida Highway Patrol Lieutenant Greg Bueno said. The officer advises drivers to avoid the situation as it is dangerous to everyone on the road
The Estero Community Bridge (pictured) overlooks I-75
The couch posed as a danger to all drivers if the Florida woman lost control of the object
Although properly strapping a couch to the car roof or in the back of a truck bed it legal, is still can be hazardous.
A couple in Florida driving on Interstate 95 from Boca Raton got a $166 ticket in March for not ‘driving in a single lane’ after a couch fell off the car in front of them.
The flying couch left them little time to swerve out of the way, resulting in them flipping over the median, according to the Sun-Sentinel.
The couple had minor injuries. The driver who dropped the couch drove off.