Passenger caught wearing armour, flame-proof pants

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.iol.co.za/news/world/passenger-caught-wearing-armour-flame-proof-pants-1.1400169

    A 28-year-old man on a plane from Japan was arrested in Los Angeles after he was found wearing body armour and flame-proof pants, and transporting a small arsenal of weapons, officials said on Tuesday.

    Yongda Huang Harris, a naturalised US citizen of Chinese descent, faces a charge of transporting hazardous materials after he was detained by border guards on Friday at Los Angeles International (LAX) airport.

    Harris, who has lived in Japan recently and who was heading for Boston, was “wearing a bulletproof vest and flame retardant pants underneath his trench coat,” said a US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) statement.

    Further investigation of his checked luggage turned up a “pyrotechnic smoke grenade,” along with a hatchet, knives, a gas mask, biohazard suits and body bags, it added.

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    Interesting fashion trend.:D
     
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    Definitely wondering how he got on a plane in Japan!!?!
     
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  4. LarryInNYC

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    Not surprised he was caught. I mean, how fast could he run?
     
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    Probably a Flyertalk member preparing himself to post on the American or United boards.
     
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    I was thinking that he may very well be an FTer!:eek:
     
  7. sobore
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    I’m very disappointed in the MP community. A guy is caught wearing flame proof pants and not one flatulence or spicy food joke. :p
     
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    News from Zimbabwe :eek::confused:
    Nothing on a US website ?
     
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    There's nothing wrong with being prepared.

    The hatchet though, was overkill.

    And somebody forgot to tell this guy that the end of the world doesn't happen until December..
     

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