Every now and again a news story makes you just sit back and smile. This is one of those stories.
An Air Canada flight from Hong Kong to Vancouver saw an old white man turn into a young Asian man. It wasn’t magic - it was disguises. The Asian man boarded the plane wearing an old white guy disguise and changed out of it in the bathroom during the flight. He might have gotten away with his plan if sharp-eyed flight attendants hadn’t noted that the old fella had strangely young looking hands. Oh, and if the old man in seat 42C hadn’t suddenly become an Asian kid.
CNN has the exclusive story (and the AMAZING picture, above):
After landing in Canada, Border Services Officers (BSOs) escorted the man off the plane where he “proceeded to make a claim for refugee protection,” the alert says.
“The subject initially claimed to be in possession of one bag; however, flight crew approached the BSOs with two additional pieces of luggage which were believed to belong to the subject. 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 man put on the disguise for the officers who “noted he very much resembled an elderly Caucasian man, complete with mimicking the movements of an elderly person. The subject admitted at this time that he had boarded the flight with the mask on and had removed it several hours later,” according to the alert.
Let’s hope that Tom Cruise and Brad Bird, currently shooting Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol: First Person Shooter: Xbox Game of the Year Edition make note of this and hire the dude to create some of those iconic IMF disguises.