Uh-Oh: Ol' Geezer Mask Fools Airport Security

November 5, 2010


Apparently a Chinese man successfully boarded a flight from Hong Kong to Canada wearing a mask that made him look like an old-ass white guy. Mid-flight dude decided to take the mask off in the bathroom, which landed him in the hands of Border Service Officers upon the plane's Canadian arrival. Probably should have kept it on, bro. You know the saying, "when the coast is clear"? It wasn't yet. Like, not at all.

"The passenger in question was observed at the beginning of the flight to be an elderly Caucasian male who appeared to have young looking hands. During the flight the subject attended the washroom and emerged an Asian looking male that appeared to be in his early 20s."

The agency would not discuss when or why the man put on the disguise or details about how he boarded the plane. But the alert indicated that the suspect boarded the plane with a board pass belonging to another passenger.

"It is believed that the subject and the actual United States Citizen passenger (whose date of birth is 1955) performed a boarding pass swap, with the subject using an Aeroplan card as identification to board the flight," the alert said.

Aeroplan is a credit card where card holders can earn frequent flyer miles.

So what do you make of this? Espionage? A guy who just really wanted to visit Canada? Also, how do we know he wasn't wearing TWO masks and is actually an alien? Bet you never thought of that one, did you, airport security?! That's exactly why I'm nominating myself for Director of Worldwide Travel Security. First order of business: appointing myself a DD.

Exclusive: Man in disguise boards international flight [cnn]

Thanks to Brian, who once tried wearing Ugg boots on a flight but was detained by security because they thought he was a Yeti. And to comfort eagle, who was detained by security for being a f***ing eagle. WHY WERE YOU TAKING A PLANE ANYWAYS?!

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