Refugee Flies Air Canada in Disguise

An unidentified Asian man in his early ’20s apparently boarded an Air Canada flight in Hong Kong disguised as an elderly Caucasian man, performing a quick-change act in mid-flight and requesting refugee status when he was escorted off the plane in Vancouver.

A commenter on the CNN story says you can do the same thing yourself, using a mask for sale at Known as “The Elder,” it sure does look a hell of a lot like this guy’s disguise. “The Elder” is available with “No Hair,” “Eyebrows Only,” “Hair Only,” and “Eyebrows + Hair,” so you can customize your refugee experience.

A confidential Canadian intelligence alert was obtained and quoted by CNN in its article, but is also available as a PDF here. According to the alert:

“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.”

The Canadian Border Services Agency would only confirm that the passenger was in custody and that he was a foreign national.

"The Elder" from

SPFX Masks confirms a few more details about his alter ego, though:

Name: Jerry Atrick

Enjoys: Short walks, fresh diapers, sponge baths and when Rose keeps the supper warm.

Dislikes: Taking 8 pills 8 times a day, being flaccid all the time, forgetting things and something else.

Occupation: Unlocking stuff.

Jerry Atrick wasn’t always old, cranky and wrinkly; he once had a great life and sports career ahead of him. However, while hanging out with his shady older friends he picked up on the fine art of safecracking and multiple felonies landed him a 52 year bid. Over a half a century later he’s back on the street and semi-retired.

[Link to Jerry Atrick’s OKCupid Profile.]

[Link to CNN Article and Video.]

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