Wednesday, November 21, 2007

brilliance remembered: the man who disguised himself as a car seat

It is not an "urban legend" or a tall tale. It is a true piece of history that needs to be remembered and preserved because of one man's ingenuity, originality, and horrible idea. So, even though its expiration date has passed, I give you his story:

Enrique Aquilar Canchola, 42, wanted to come to the United States from Mexico. Unfortunately, he had no passport, no visa and no immigration papers. So, he devised a plan:

he would try to cross into the US at the San Ysidro, CA border crossing-- disguised as a car seat.

Undoubtedly, he thought it was a brilliant plan. It wasn't. He was spotted as soon as the customs officer opened the van. (I assume that his face and arms were covered before he was discovered... but that is still a pretty lumpy seat wearing white sneakers).

I wonder how he went to the bathroom. Never mind, I don't wanna know.

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