Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Great moments in smuggling

Just in case you missed this:
The Associated Press reports that officials in Sydney, Australia, caught a traveler with two live pigeons stuffed in his pants. They became suspicious after discovering two eggs in a vitamin container in his luggage. That, and perhaps the cooing sound they heard coming from his pants, caused them to take a closer look at the 23-year-old man.
The two pigeons were enclosed in padded envelopes and held in place on his legs by a pair of tights, officials said. They also found seeds in his moneybelt and an "undeclared eggplant," the AP said.
A friend who works for a newspaper in Texas had this comment: "This is the kind of story that made me decide to seek a career in journalism."
I'm sure the hope of someday blowing the lid off pigeon smuggling drew a lot of us into that profession.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's the undeclared eggplant that has me worried.

Marnie said...

The piegon story baffles me. What was such an idiot thinking? Or...maybe we're the idiots - what was he actually trying to smuggle.

Anonymous said...

AOL posted a picture of the guy with the pigeons on his legs. Bird Brain.