Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Man tried sneaking into Spain disguised as car seat

An illegal immigrant tried to get into Spain sitting inside a car seat under a passenger sitting on top of him.

People smugglers took the foam out of the passenger seat before helping the 20-year-old Guinean get inside its shell. Two Moroccans then tried to cross into Spain's north African enclave of Melilla – with one driving and the other sitting in the passenger seat on top of the hidden immigrant.

Police only realised there was a third man inside the Moroccan-plated Renault 7 when they started examining the seat – and touched flesh instead of foam. The two Moroccans are being held in custody and the Guinean has been sent to a detention centre.

A police spokesman described the attempt to fool them as "novel." He added: "We've seen some fairly bizarre attempts to get across the border but nothing like this before."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

But was he covered in Rich Corinthian Leather?

+1 Internets to those of you ancient enough to understand the allusion without recourse to Google.