Thursday, May 7, 2009

Jail Birds?

LOS ANGELES - A man was charged Tuesday with smuggling songbirds into the United States by hiding more than a dozen of them in an elaborate, custom-tailored pair of leggings during a flight from Vietnam to Los Angeles.

Sony Dong, 46, was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport in March after an inspector spotted bird feathers and droppings on his socks and tail feathers peeking out from under his pants, prosecutors said.

"He had fashioned these special cloth devices to hold the birds," said U.S. attorney spokesman Thom Mrozek. "They were secured by cloth wrappings and attached to his calves with buttons."

And he'd have gotten away with it, had it not been for those...........tail feathers and bird droppings? Ugh!!!!

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Brook said...

at least he wasn't hiding them under his hat!

mo.stoneskin said...

He would have been caught much sooner if the damn things had sung. Of all the times to pick the contingent of songbirds chose not to sing!!

Nej said...

Did he drug them to keep them quiet...maybe a little birdie muzzle? Inquiring (and twisted) minds want to know. :-)