November 6, 2010

Illegal immigrant disguised as elderly man gets caught

Image courtesy of italintheheart on Flickr

A young man seemingly trying to immigrate illegally from Hong Kong to Canada was caught deplaning a Vancouver-bound flight. The creative twist comes from the disguise the man wore, which comprised of a silicone mask of a convincing elderly white man that covered the face, neck, and chest.

Authorities say that suspicion was initially raised when the elderly man appeared to have the hands of a young, Asian man. The man boarded the flight with the disguise, which he then removed in-flight and placed in his luggage. If his hands didn’t raise suspicion, certainly the change in identity mid-flight did. He was greeted by Vancouver authorities upon arrival and is awaiting a hearing.

We would never condone illegal activities, but we’ll award him brownie points for creativity!

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