Ever since airport security has tightened up since the events of September 11, 2001, there have been a few cases of people slipping through the cracks of airport security with suspicious items.
In this case however, an elderly looking caucasian male boarded a plane in Hong Kong bound for Vancouver, British Columbia got aboard the plane and slipped into the lavatory of the plane, and walked out as a mid-twenties asian man.
Wearing a very uniquely detailed silicon mask, the young man was flagged as a possibleÂ impostorÂ according to a Canadian Border Service Agency intelligence alert. Border agents had been suspicious of him pre-flight, because his face appeared so old and wrinkled, but his hands were apparently very soft, supple, and wrinkle-free.
The passenger in question boarded the plane with only an Aeroplan card, with the intention to seek refugee status in Canada. Kudos to him.
Border agents are calling this an “unbelievable case of identity concealment.”
We’re surprised that it wasn’t a Johnny Knoxville prank – the JackassÂ alumni that occasionally dresses as an old man with the help of Spike Jonze (director of ‘Where the Wild Things Are‘.)
The man’s name has not been released by the authorities was met by Canadian security, and he did declare refugee status after customs.
He allegedly swapped boarding passes with an American man born in the 1950′s.