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.


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.