What the shell? Passenger stopped from boarding after dressing his turtle up as a burger 7 years ago

What the shell? Passenger stopped from boarding after dressing his turtle up as a burger

He would have got away with it too if it weren’t for the pesky security staff.

How he thought he could get away with it is hard to comprehend, but a Chinese passenger attempted to smuggle his pet turtle in his luggage bag by dressing him up as a burger.

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According to The Irish Examiner, the man came a cropper when an X-ray machine detected unusual “protrusions” poking out from a burger bun inside his luggage bag and inspectors asked to take a closer look.

After denying there was a turtle in his bag, he was forced to confess when security staff found his “beloved” pet smeared in mayonnaise.

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Pic credit: The Examiner

The smuggler, known as Mr. Li, claimed he could not stand to be apart from his pet, before being persuaded to leave the turtle with a friend.

You might say it was a case of turtle-recall.