A man in Shanghai has been fined after asking his daughter to draw on the pages of his passport so that customs officials wouldn’t notice that he’d overstayed his visa in the US.
The man, surnamed Wang, had reportedly tried to smear the stamp date with water to hide the fact that he’d overstayed his time there, but when the results weren’t satisfactory, he sought help from his six-year-old daughter to sort out the mess he’d made.
Wang initially insisted that the passport, covered with apples, strawberries, clouds and other delightful patterns, had been taken by his daughter and used as drawing paper unbeknownst to him, the Pudong Entry-Exit Frontier Inspection Station said in a China News report yesterday.
Officials noted, however, that the seemingly random doodles obscured a date stamp on his passport. Under pressure from police, Wang finally confessed that he had asked his daughter to do dad a solid and draw all over his passport pages.
Wang has also been accused of causing an international incident by cheating US authorities during his extended, illegal stay in the States.
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