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January 17, 2007

Swedish Prince Held Overnight by Security at Miami Airport

Prince Carl Philip of Sweden was held overnight by police at Miami's airport last September after he showed up without a visa.  The prince was flying from Caracas to Washington, DC, through Miami and because of a mixup in Venezuela, flew without his normal security staff.  He also arrived without the correct visa.  When he told immigration officials in Miami that he was the prince of Sweden, they did not believe him (as you can imagine) and held him in custody for the night.  Everything was straightened out by morning and the prince, to his credit, laughed off the whole thing.  Har har har (or its Swedish equivalent).

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So what seems to be the problem? Other than the typical American desire for instant gratification, and the perceived right for it? They knew about the security rules, yet they tried. And they lost. Get a life.

: maxe at Jan 17, 2007 7:52:53 AM

I assume mister Maxe is talking about the ice cream guys in the previous story.
Is it 3oz of frozen ice cream or liquid? And is it by weight or volume? Is Ben and Jerry's, a super premium ice cream, meaning it is very high in fat and contains little air, more of a threat than, say, Breyers, which would weight less for the same size scoop because it contains less fat and more air?

: me at Jan 17, 2007 8:51:32 AM

I recently went to the dominican republic. I took 2 gatorades out of my fridge with me for the flight which were promptly confiscated at security. I then bought a bottle of water and a snapple iced tea in the airport at newark which I ended up not drinking. I kept them in my hotel fridge and then took them back to the airport in punta cana with me for my return flight where they were confiscated. I had to laugh.

: Laser Cat at Jan 17, 2007 12:23:03 PM

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