Chinese man tries to smuggle turtle past airport security in KFC burger
With airport security constantly finding new ways to ensure passenger safety, it would be silly to imagine someone trying to smuggle their pet turtle onto a plane hidden in a Kentucky Fried Chicken hamburger.
But the good news is, you don’t need to imagine that ridiculous scenario because, yes — this actually happened.
First reported by chinese paper, Guangzhou Daily and later reported by UPI.com, a Chinese man with the surname of Li, actually tried to smuggle his “turtle burger” on board flight 345 to Beijing at China Southern Airlines on July 29.
Stopped during x-ray screening, security reported seeing “odd protrusions” from the burger that looked a lot like turtle limbs.
Imagine how surprised they were to find out they were right!
“There’s no turtle in there, just a hamburger,” Li allegedly told the authorities. “There’s nothing special to see inside.”
But there was something special inside — quite special, indeed.
After airport security had uncovered the pet turtle, Li explained that he just wanted to travel with his “beloved” turtle, but ultimately decided to leave it with a friend while he traveled.
On a separate note, when did KFC start serving hamburgers?