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09/06/2007 12:03 PM ID: 64744 Permalink   

"Bin Laden" Driven Through Security Summit Checkpoints, Twice!

 

A man disguised as Osama Bin Laden, traveling in a fake motorcade set up by an Australian TV comedy show, was driven through two security checkpoints before the motorcade was stopped near the hotel where US President George Bush is staying in Sydney.

Australian politicians and police forces were highly embarrassed by the stunt which was organized by a TV show called “The Chaser’s War on Everything” and led to 11 cast and crew members being arrested.

 
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  17 Comments
  
  ahhhahahahahha!  
 
hahahahahahahahahahaha! brilliant!
 
  by: kaminari   09/06/2007 12:17 PM     
  ...  
 
How can a man called Sidney accomodate President Bush? Must be an horrificly tight sqeeze.
 
  by: vgslag   09/06/2007 12:46 PM     
  LOL  
 
That's fantastic!

Wonder what they were arrested for? Surely laughing at incompetent security and police isn't a crime?
 
  by: Maxx20     09/06/2007 12:59 PM     
  That is just to funny  
 
Just goes to show security is really slack all over this world.

Does anyone have a clip of this?
 
  by: captainJane     09/06/2007 01:06 PM     
  hooray for the chaser!!  
 
 
  by: Purplexed   09/06/2007 01:27 PM     
  It was  
 
by using a "Canadian" Motorcade... honestly, who wouldn't trust the Canadians? :P
 
  by: JBish   09/06/2007 02:28 PM     
  @source article  
 
Apparently the police were definitely not embarrassed.
"NSW Police Minister David Campbell denied he was embarrassed... He said the prank was inappropriate and he 'did not see the funny side at all'".
http://www.smh.com.au/...

Sidney should read Sydney btw.
 
  by: jamesmc   09/06/2007 02:35 PM     
  The show isnt funny  
 
and by and large the dude is an utter dick.

The only thing that makes this funny to anyone is that involves Bush.
 
  by: lauriesman     09/06/2007 02:48 PM     
  @lauriesman  
 
it depends. speed up the footage and throw some benny hill theme music over it and you've got instant hilarity.
 
  by: ManilaRyce     09/06/2007 02:59 PM     
  ^Agreed  
 
Chasers is as lame as Ronny Johns Half hour with a piss poor attempt at immitating Chopper.

@Maxx20 - They were arrested because they entered an area that is restricted to the public for the duration of the APEC summit.
Pretty simple really. The fact is reinforced further by 5km of fencing and barriers and a heavy police presence on the ground, air and water.
 
  by: whipd+kreem     09/06/2007 03:00 PM     
  They probably used the same Bin Laden  
 
as the one when the US faked those videos.
 
  by: John E Angel     09/06/2007 07:20 PM     
  mistake?  
 
our buddy bin laden, binny as bush likes to call him, likely had vip reservations already in place. That got him through the first couple checkpoints with ease.

The guy that was in the last checkpoint was likely watching re-runs of "Lost" when he should have been paying attention to the faxed memo to let bush's bud right on in.

Oh well, no matter. With the holidays right around the corner, it won't be too long till they'll see each other to pose for this years laden-bush xmas greeting card.
 
  by: ukcn001xyz   09/06/2007 08:18 PM     
  Ha ha  
 
I swear that crazy Bin Laden is such a jokester!
 
  by: h0tdamn365   09/06/2007 10:41 PM     
  Must be contracted...  
 
...By the same security company that runs the checkpoints at airports in the US (80% failure rate on tests). Oh, wait, TSA is government-run! Crap....
 
  by: Gloryroader   09/07/2007 02:32 AM     
  @lauriesman  
 
the show is hilarious if you know anything about australian politics, and who is the 'he'?. you obviously have no idea as it is a team of 5 that make the Chaser. and yes Chaz is an idiot and does stupid stuff because orginally he joined the rest of the team by doing a knock off a jackass called lameass so it is what we expect from him, the team also includes a musician, reporter and 2 general commedian/writers who do very different setups than Chaz. but even with Chaz if you have heard some of the comebacks and comments he makes you can tell the guy is alot smarter then he is playing.

and this will be one of a dozen clips that will make up a single episode of the War on everthing. of course what ever you have seen is not the actual clip as they havn't done the commentry or anything else (even editing) as they are in Jail (atleast until APEC is over). So watch any unedited clip from any TV show and judge it.
 
  by: veya_victaous     09/07/2007 03:24 AM     
  haha  
 
sucks they got arrested though : (
 
  by: m.i.a.elite     09/07/2007 03:39 AM     
  dammit chavez  
 
beat me to it....i had the summary neatly done, checked one last time for similar news and there it was.. ugh.

pretty funny story though.
 
  by: theef     09/07/2007 05:02 PM     
 
 
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