VANCOUVER - An Asian man tried to sneak into Canada dressed as an old white man.
Elderly white man in flat cap, brown cardigan and thin-rimmed specs boards plane in Hong Kong and alights in Canada as a young Asian man.However, the suspicions of eagle-eyed staff as he was boarding were aroused by his strangely youthful hands.
And when the old man didn’t disembark the flight at Canada’s Vancouver airport, police swooped and discovered an astonishing plot.
‘Unbelievable concealment’: The plane passenger boarded with a silicone face and neck mask that gave him the appearance of an old man. He agreed to put the disguise on to be photographed after being picked up on arrival in Canada
‘During the flight the subject attended the washroom and emerged an Asian-looking male that appeared to be in his early 20s.’
On landing, the passenger was escorted off the plane by Border Services Officers, who he then asked for refugee status.
The passenger, who isn’t being named due to privacy laws in Canada, initially denied the incident, claiming he had only the one bag he was carrying.
But when the authorities confronted him with two more bags, one of which contained the peeled-off silicone face and neck mask, he capitulated.
The alert stated: ‘One bag contained the subject’s personal clothing items while the second contained a pair of gloves.
‘The third contained a disguise kit which consisted of a silicone type head and neck mask of an elderly Caucasian male, a brown leather cap, glasses and a thin brown cardigan.’
The authorities then requested the passenger put the disguise back on so they could confirm their suspicions, and noted that he even mimicked the movements of an elderly person for them.
Since the election on Tuesday there have been a number of people trying to get into DC dressed as old man.
This woman (Sharron Angle) was captured yesterday at Reagan International, dressed in an old man (Harry Reid) mask:
This woman (Christine O’Donnell) was arrested on an Amtrak train, in an old man (Chris Coons) mask:
And this hot Asian actress tried to sneak into LAX dressed as an old white man (Larry King).
Be on the look out for old white men at airports. You may want to pull on their faces to make sure they are real.