Frugal Flier Puts On Every Article of Clothing in His Luggage to Avoid Paying Baggage Fee

A passenger heading to Kenya tried to save a few yuan by making his way through security at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport while wearing every article of clothing he brought along for the trip.

All told, security agents counted some 70 pieces of clothing, which included as many as 60 shirts and nine pairs of jeans.

Though the unidentified man aroused suspicion before entering the checkpoint due to his "sumo wrestler"-like appearance, what ultimately foiled his foolproof scheme were the batteries, flash drives, and miscellaneous toys in his pockets that triggered the metal detector and prompted a full-body search.

Asked why he didn't just put all his clothes in a suitcase, the man reportedly said he was hoping to avoid paying the extra fee for checked baggage.

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