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U.K. Girl Uses Her Toy Unicornís Fake Passport to Get Through Turkish Customs: Report
New York Daily News ^

Posted on 06/12/2013 4:12:22 PM PDT by nickcarraway

A Turkish customs official waved Emily Harris through customs at Antalya airport—after stamping a passport identifying her as a unicorn. Mom Nicky Harris, from Cwmbran, South Wales, said: ‘The passport doesn’t even look real—it’s got gold teddy bears on the front.’Z

A couple were left stunned after their nine-year-old daughter managed to pass through Turkish customs officers - with a passport identifying her as a UNICORN.

Emily Harris had taken a toy passport she had made for her toy unicorn, Lily, on holiday with her.

And when the family passed through customs at Antalya airport to start their one-week holiday, flustered mum Nicky accidentally handed over the toy's passport instead of Emily's. But they were stunned when they later realised their mistake - and discovered passport officials had even STAMPED the unicorn's passport, granting it access to the country.

Nicky, 43, from Cwmbran, South Wales, said: "I didn't realise until I was putting the passports away. There was a moment of panic when I thought someone would come chasing after us, but nothing.

"The passport doesn't even look real - it's got gold teddy bears on the front and was a completely different size from mine and my husband, Allen's.

"The man even asked Emily how old she was, and she told him nine, before he stamped it."

It was only when they got outside that Nicky realised that instead of handing in Emily's passport, she had shown her daughter's Bear Factory passport for a Unicorn toy called Lily Harris.

"The picture ID wasn't even of Emily, it was of a pink unicorn.

"And to make it worse, the unicorn wasn't even on holiday with us.

"We saw the funny side, and laughed at the fact that the officer had even stamped the passport.

"But at the same time, it's a worry to any parent, how easy it would be to smuggle a child through customs and into another country."


TOPICS: Pets/Animals; Travel; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: teddybearistan; turkey; unicorns

I guess she never saw Midnight Express

1 posted on 06/12/2013 4:12:22 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Maybe he knew it wasn’t real and just stamped it to be friendly or something? *shrugs*


2 posted on 06/12/2013 4:16:21 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: VanDeKoik

Yeah I’m glad to see that they didn’t waste time strip molesting her.


3 posted on 06/12/2013 4:17:23 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: nickcarraway

This story is hilarious.....however

The EU passport....which all Brits and EU member citizens have....looks a lot like the toy passport the girl used....same colors and style


4 posted on 06/12/2013 4:17:52 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Don't Blame Me For La Raza Rubio....I Voted For Alex Snitker)
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To: SeminoleCounty

And based on equally mythical precepts.


5 posted on 06/12/2013 4:19:43 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: VanDeKoik

You haven’t spent time around customs officials, I would guess.


6 posted on 06/12/2013 4:20:49 PM PDT by oblomov
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To: nickcarraway

Works in California as voter ID too!


7 posted on 06/12/2013 4:21:55 PM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: nickcarraway
Its OK...they're...Welsh...;)
8 posted on 06/12/2013 4:22:39 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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To: SeminoleCounty

9 posted on 06/12/2013 4:24:39 PM PDT by Yo-Yo
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To: VanDeKoik

Probably just bein’ nice. It has a picture of the unicorn !


10 posted on 06/12/2013 4:27:19 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: nickcarraway

As long as you pay the entrance fees — most Moslem nations Customs officials could care less...they are looking out for more extremists fellows than worrying about some little white girl from South Wales...been through enough of them...they are always looking pass me to the Arabs standing behind me...


11 posted on 06/12/2013 4:31:30 PM PDT by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html - A real life experience book about the war in Iraq)
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To: nickcarraway

LOL....based on equally mythological precepts is correct on the EU


12 posted on 06/12/2013 4:32:54 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Don't Blame Me For La Raza Rubio....I Voted For Alex Snitker)
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To: PieterCasparzen; BCW

Wouldn’t a unicorn from Wales, be a narwhal?


13 posted on 06/12/2013 4:36:31 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: PieterCasparzen; BCW

Wouldn’t a unicorn from Wales, be a narwhal?


14 posted on 06/12/2013 4:36:34 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: VanDeKoik

I thought he was just being a nice guy.


15 posted on 06/12/2013 4:41:48 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: nickcarraway

Unicorn?

She got Obama’s passport?


16 posted on 06/12/2013 5:00:44 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama equals Osama))
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To: nickcarraway

I see what you did there.


17 posted on 06/12/2013 5:01:43 PM PDT by EandH Dad (sleeping giants wake up REALLY grumpy)
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To: PieterCasparzen

Exactly. I recall my younger brother having one for his teddy bear when he was young and having it stamped by various customs officials in Europe and the US.


18 posted on 06/12/2013 6:41:52 PM PDT by posterchild
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To: nickcarraway

“Undocumented unicorns DESERVE a pathway to citizenship.”

- Marco Rubio


19 posted on 06/12/2013 6:45:10 PM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: nickcarraway

I think that this is either BS or Turks are sub-chimp in intelligence.

The last few times that I have shown my passport, they ran it through a digital scan.


20 posted on 06/12/2013 6:51:39 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: oblomov

>> “You haven’t spent time around customs officials, I would guess.” <<

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No Shiite!


21 posted on 06/12/2013 6:53:45 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Dagnabitt

Oh no.

Now the Dem get out the vote computer guys will be auto-registering unicorns by the thousands.

Marco, Lindasy and McBrain will be smiling on TV like bobbleheads... we must connect with the unicorn voter...


22 posted on 06/12/2013 6:53:55 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: nickcarraway
Nicky accidentally handed over the toy's passport instead of Emily's.

Why would a "toy" passport be carried with their real ones? Seems kind of odd, unless they were hoping for a mix up or that a nice agent would stamp the kid's fake one as a souvenir.

Okay lets say they truly are scatter-brained and didn't take care to keep their travel docs in order. Wouldn't a normal response be to go back to the customs agent and correct the problem ASAP and as discreetly as possible? After all, if the unicorn's passport had been stamped *instead of* the child's, that would cause a real problem on departure. And that's not the kind of "oops" that an agent would want to be caught making.

Or was the agent just trying to be nice (odd as that may seem) and stamped them all, only to have a couple of attention-ho's make the story into something else entirely and at his expense.

23 posted on 06/12/2013 7:07:58 PM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: nickcarraway
Dear Leader has already claimed that one for his passport...Turkey's Customs agents would have spotted that one real quick...
24 posted on 06/13/2013 4:25:19 AM PDT by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html - A real life experience book about the war in Iraq)
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