Outlandish Disguise Fools Airline Security

An elderly Caucasian man boards a plane in Hong Kong; mid-flight, he heads for the restroom. When he comes out, he is a young Asian-appearing male. The Canada Border Services Agency is investigating what they are calling an "unbelievable case of concealment".


(An 'unbelievable case of concealment')

"Information was received from Air Canada Corporate Security regarding a possible imposter on a flight originating from Hong Kong," the alert says. "The passenger in question was observed at the beginning of the flight to be an elderly Caucasian male who appeared to have young looking hands. During the flight the subject attended the washroom and emerged an Asian looking male that appeared to be in his early 20s."

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.

I wouldn't necessarily call it a prediction, but the 1990 movie Total Recall has such a good track record here on Technovelgy that I wouldn't rule it out. This clip from the movie shows a (possibly) even more outrageous disguise.

As I said, the Total Recall movie introduced us to tech that has made headlines in the past few years:

Via CNN; thanks to an anonymous reader for the tip and reference for this story.

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