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Old 09-21-03, 08:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Another shipping story.

We often discuss the topic of shipping animals. Here's a slightly different bent. (from

SENT PACKING: Charles D. McKinley, 25, of Brooklyn, N.Y., had four weeks of vacation coming, so he decided to visit his parents in DeSoto, Texas. Rather than buy a plane ticket for $320, McKinley, a shipping clerk, packed himself into a shipping crate and air-expressed himself home, charging the fees to his employer. When the crate was delivered to his parents' front step, McKinley pushed out of the box and shook hands with the "shaken and frightened" delivery driver. The driver called the police. After an investigation by the FBI, the U.S. attorney, postal inspectors, the Federal Aviation Administration and the Transportation Security Administration, McKinley was charged as a stowaway, a federal misdemeanor. (Dallas Morning News) ...If he had only waited for the driver to leave, he would have been home free.
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Old 09-21-03, 08:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Lol, that is funny *****. Some people go beyond stupid into the realm of the amazingly stupid.
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LoL i think im gonna try that some day lol
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That happened in a country obsessed with homeland security. More they check people going into the plane the less they check the cargo? That guy could have been a terrorist, but with more than just a box cutter…

In a way it’s funny, but that incident could have been a tragedy in more ways than one.
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The things people do!!!! I bet he wishes he had stayed in the box for about 5 more minutes.
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Hahaha! What a tool
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That is so funny... it was a good stunt, but he was just too stuuuupid to pull it off. lol

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I've often thought about whether or not that was possible. It was actually a great idea, up until he got arrogant enough to break out of the box...

<i> he would have been home free... </i>
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wow... I thought it was going to end with his parents opening up the crate to find his dead I'd never risk that!
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I was expecting it end up involving a corpse. What a moron! You'd think he would know the penalties, him being a shipping clerk and all.
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I read about that in the Toronto Sun...good idea but as it ended in an arrest...there is a flaw in every
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Do you think he packed a sandwich and juice box? WHat would you take with you if you packaged yourself up?
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hehehe thats great. Cant believe he actually did that. Must have some majestic b***s for that
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