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Man Allowed In U.S. With Picture Of Passport On iPad

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Martin Reisch was allowed to cross the US border from Canada after forgetting his passport because he just so happened to have a picture of it on his iPad. What the -- who the f*** 'just so happens' to have a picture of their passport on their iPad?! Terrorists -- that's who.

He had a scan of his passport on his iPad, and he had forgotten his real one at home, which was two hours away. He was delivering some gifts for the kids of a friend. After a few minutes of deliberation, the border officer gave him permission to enter the US. He was also allowed to leave the US with the same iPad passport.

Wow, and I can't go anywhere without some TSA agent who thinks I'm handsome sticking their hand up my ass and this guy crosses borders like he's playing f***ing hopscotch. Admittedly though, I probably would have let him pass too -- no terrorist would fake a passport with a picture of themselves THAT LOOKS LIKE SATAN TRYING TO STEAL THE PHOTOGRAPHER'S SOUL. That said, I once traveled from Canada to the U.S. with no passport at all -- just a sailboat full of weed. 'The Green Lady' I called her. She got sunk by pirates years later. Jk jk -- insurance fraud. Ssshhhhhhh!

iPad Used as Passport to Cross US Border [technabob]

Thanks to ForeverAlone, who may or may not be going through a breakup.

There are Comments.
  • Why is it strange to carry a digital copy of your Passport? I have mine on an encrypted USB keychain drive as well as a secure Wuala online folder. Plus my parents and my manager have scanned versions of  my passport in possession as well. *shrug*

  • RDarker

    His beard was just the right length. Any longer and it would have been to Gitmo for him.

  • leenad1218

    Let me specify that that is the EXACT picture of the character  from Prison Break, not just a similarity in looks! So anyone w/ a beard and crazy look on his face can use Haywire's pic and get into america????!!

  • leenad1218

    R U Serious???!!! that's f-n Haywire from Prison Break!!!!!!!!!!

  • delphinus100

    Can I use a picture of a winning lottery ticket?

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  • OphidianJaguar

    HEY!  Don't call us Canucks terrorists just because we are cunning and intelligent lol.

  • selianth

    "What the -- who the f*** 'just so happens' to have a picture of their passport on their iPad?! Terrorists -- that's who."

    When I went on vacation to Mexico a couple years ago I scanned my passport and put it in my Google Docs, just to have a backup copy. (Lose it or get it stolen? It's a lot easier for the embassy if you have a copy of it.) It's still there. I'm pretty sure an awful lot of people do this.

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    you really made me laugh :)

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  • Luc Leblanc

    They did not let him pass until he had shown them his birth certificate as well as his driver licence. They also had to do a few checks . The Ipad scan itself didn't suffice as a passport. 

    Please see this article : http://www.metronews.ca/toront...

  • actually that's not true. as i spoke to wired about this, i did NOT have my birth certificate. just saying yo http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab...

  • i much prefer my self-portrait to the one that was taken by the Canadian Press photographer... for the record

  • jordan314

    Damn it, when I forgot my license and had my roommate scan it, no rental car company would accept my license on my iPad. 

  • The guy in the passport pic looks like Silas Weir Mitchell from Prison Break...

    http://www.derok.net/images/en...

  • amaroo

    He would have had at least his physical driver's license with him as well. If he had his DL and a bunch of other legit government ID's, that should be enough for an exception basis if the guards feel like it. Before passports were needed all we needed was DL's to cross, remember?

  • Wow, so when I lost mine, I should have just spent a few minutes in photoshop making a new one instead of shelling out the hundred or so bucks to get another?

    Will this work with other documents?  Can I "scan" my drivers license?  Voter registration?  Top Secret Clearance Badge?  Official Female Body Inspector badge?

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