A long-term traveller has today wrought havoc at an NYC hostel by dressing up as the scariest thing he could think of: an immigration officer.
The 27-year-old smartass freaked out all his fellow guests – the majority of whom are Canadians, Australians, and Eastern Europeans of questionable visa status – by arriving in an ICE vest with a list of guests’ names on a clipboard. When the spooky man entered the common room, all hell broke loose.
“It was so scary!” said Kath, a Newfoundland girl wearing a saucy Hillary Clinton costume. “I mean, I’m perfectly legal, so I had nothing to worry about,” she added, very untruthfully. “But everyone else was shitting themselves.”
“We – I mean, they – thought they were about to get thrown in a detention centre. It was only when he started saying ‘Deport or treat’ did we realise that he was messing with us.”
The man later told The Tragic Traveller he regretted nothing.
“Classic prank! I’m telling you, you haven’t lived until you’ve seen a room full of zombies, ghosts, and dead Game of Thrones characters all trying to escape through one fire exit.”
He then pulled out his back-up costume: a health inspector’s uniform.
“Sorry guys, gotta run down to the local pizza place…”