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Man Disguises Self As Elderly Man to Board Plane; Exits as 20-Year-Old

Man Disguises Self As Elderly Man to Board Plane; Exits as 20-Year-Old

A "silicone type" disguise allowed a young man on a flight from Hong Kong to transform into an elderly white man, according to a Canada Border Services Agency alert. [CANADA BORDER SERVICES AGENCY]

The Toronto Star via YellowBrix

November 05, 2010

HONG KONG – An Air Canada flight chartered from Hong Kong to Vancouver has produced an “unbelievable case of concealment” worthy of spy film lore.

The incident – which occurred on Oct. 29 according to a Canada Border Services Agency intelligence alert obtained by American television news network CNN – involved a man boarding the plane as a cardigan-clad, Caucasian senior only to emerge hours later as an Asian male in his 20s.

Suspicions were aroused after Air Canada staff noticed that the imposter had younger looking hands, a strange sight when compared to his visibly wrinkled visage.

The man reportedly took off his disguise mid-flight in the washroom.

According to the document, dated Nov. 1, the man was escorted off the aircraft upon arrival by border officials. He later made a claim for refugee protection.

The alert said the man donned the disguise for Border Services officials who “noted that he very much resembled an elderly Caucasian man, complete with mimicking the movements of an elderly person.”

It is alleged that the man claimed to have only one bag, but the flight crew presented two additional pieces of luggage with one containing a silicone face and neck mask, a brown leather cap, glasses and a thin brown cardigan.

The man is believed to have swapped boarding passes with a 55-year-old American passenger, said the alert. However, there were no immediate details as to why.

An Aeroplan card was used along with the pass to board the plane, the document noted.

Canada Border Services Agency spokeswoman Jennifer Bourque confirmed an individual was intercepted trying to enter Canada under false pretenses on board an Air Canada flight.

She told CNN that the man was currently being detained by the CBSA and that he will face an Immigration and Refugee Board hearing.

The identity of the man has not been made public.

Chinese citizens require a visa to enter Canada. American citizens do not.

With files from The Canadian Press


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    MarlyB

    over 3 years ago

    5010 Comments

    No spy worth his salt will ignore the hands. FAIL!!!

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    majorgeneralmontym

    over 3 years ago

    54 Comments

    Yeah, theres more to THIS story! I suppose the less we hear, the more this was a real threat of some sort. Question is why was he doing this and where was he going. Maybe he is just a Chinese spy!

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    billandeva911

    over 3 years ago

    6 Comments

    Look up the other styles on youtube. They are allot more realistic.

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    billandeva911

    over 3 years ago

    6 Comments

    This was posted previously for our department about 3 months ago through intelligence info. There are multiple styles that can be bought right off the internet for $600 and some come with hand and arm covers! This is a scary product that we are going to see in the news more and more.

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    DDemlong

    over 3 years ago

    2238 Comments

    looks fake

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    wasimtiger1

    over 3 years ago

    274 Comments

    Wow. That's cool. Lol

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    People are crazy

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    recon2819

    over 3 years ago

    254 Comments

    I guess he wasn't a very HANDY disguise artist..... it is a good thing someone FINGERED him..... LMAO

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    hotmomperez03

    over 3 years ago

    1898 Comments

    BIG WAO

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    Whalewatcher

    over 3 years ago

    11194 Comments

    Can't wait for the follow-up story about this.

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    DonnaLynn

    over 3 years ago

    10604 Comments

    Wow. It appears his motive was to get out of Hong Kong... good thing.

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    DALLASCRANE

    over 3 years ago

    19382 Comments

    Give him a HAND or two and he might have made it.

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    Radiotelegrapher

    over 3 years ago

    2714 Comments

    All that trouble and his hands gave him away. Have to hand it to you. He did try.

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    darsavmo

    over 3 years ago

    11354 Comments

    They always say watch the hands...

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    mmarchesi

    over 3 years ago

    2686 Comments

    Unreal.... He gets 1st prize for the Halloween costume, but fails miserably in the brains department.

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