View Full Version : Flat Stanley... all grown up!

03-31-2006, 01:33 AM
Sorry ladies I couldn't resist...

Sent Packing
Charles D. McKinley, 25, of Brooklyn, N.Y., had four weeks of vacation coming, so he decided to visit his parents in DeSoto, Texas. Rather than buy a plane ticket for $320, McKinley, a shipping clerk, packed himself into a shipping crate and air-expressed himself home, charging the fees to his employer. When the crate was delivered to his parents' front step, McKinley pushed out of the box and shook hands with the "shaken and frightened" delivery driver. The driver called the police. After an investigation by the FBI, the U.S. attorney, postal inspectors, the Federal Aviation Administration and the Transportation Security Administration, McKinley was charged as a stowaway, a federal misdemeanor. (Dallas Morning News (http://www.thisistrue.com/sources.html)) ...If he had only waited for the driver to leave, he would have been home free.

Ava Rose
03-31-2006, 01:47 AM
What an idiot! lol. I mean you go that far just to get caught! UMMM....I mean...he never should have done such a thing. Sounds kinda dangerous. My dh works for FedEX and they are not gentle with packages.

03-31-2006, 01:57 AM
yeah I was wondering about how fun a trip in a box in the cargo area of a plane would be! Cramped would be an understatement.

03-31-2006, 06:20 AM
COLD!!! My understanding is that the cargo holds are NOT heated!

03-31-2006, 07:15 AM
hmmmmmmmmmmm you wonder what people do for attention.
thanks for sharing it was kind of cute.

04-07-2006, 01:51 PM
Gave me a good laugh...