Monday, January 30, 2012

DHS Detains and Sends Back Brit for Using UK Slang

Well the DHS has finally caught someone who wants to "destroy" America, a Brit, where the word destroy is slang for party.

Two British tourists were barred from entering America after joking on Twitter that they were going to 'destroy America' and 'dig up Marilyn Monroe',reports UK's Mail Online.

Leigh Van Bryan, 26, was handcuffed and kept under armed guard in a cell with Mexican drug dealers for 12 hours after landing in Los Angeles with pal Emily Bunting, says MO.

The Department of Homeland Security flagged him as a potential threat when he posted an excited tweet to his pals about his forthcoming trip to Hollywood which read: 'Free this week, for quick gossip/prep before I go and destroy America'.

After making their way through passport control at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) last Monday afternoon the pair were detained by armed guards.

Despite telling officials the term 'destroy' was British slang for 'party', they were held on suspicion of planning to 'commit crimes' and had their passports confiscated.

More from MO:
Federal agents even searched his suitcase looking for spades and shovels, claiming Emily was planning to act as Leigh's 'look out' while he raided Marilyn's tomb.

Bar manager Leigh, from Coventry, and Emily, 24, from Birmingham, were then quizzed for five hours at LAX before they were handcuffed and put into a van with illegal immigrants and locked up overnight.

They spent 12 hours in separate holding cells before being driven back to the airport where they were put on a plane home via Paris.

Leigh, an Irish national, and Emily arrived at Birmingham Airport last Wednesday afternoon.

Emily said: 'The officials told us we were not allowed in to the country because of Leigh's tweet. They wanted to know what we were going to do.

'They asked why we wanted to destroy America and we tried to explain it meant to get trashed and party.

'I almost burst out laughing when they asked me if I was going to be Leigh's lookout while he dug up Marilyn Monroe.

'I couldn't believe it because it was a quote from the comedy Family Guy which is an American show.


  1. Gawd! DHS = Dangerous, Horrible, STUPID!!!

  2. One of the most hilarious ironies about the State is that it is absolutely the most terrified institution known to Man. And the larger it becomes the more scared it gets.

  3. "kept under armed guard in a cell with Mexican drug dealers " Really? Can we forego the cheap sensalationism here? I read EPJ because LRC has become to sensationlistic to be worth reading any more. Please don't become the same. I like Austrian Economics becuase it's reality based, not because it 'sells'.

  4. "I almost burst out laughing when they asked me if I was going to be Leigh's lookout while he dug up Marilyn Monroe."

    That is my favorite part. It's tough to find humor in the accelerating police state, but I can envision this line of interrogation, and it's hilarious.

  5. If only one learned to use words accurately. Self censorship anyone? Don't you love it when their plan comes together?

  6. These Homeland Security shock troops sure are a bright bunch, aren't they?

  7. It's confirmation that the DHS (and, no doubt, others) is monitoring, storing and cross-referencing twitter comments.

    Mind how you go.

  8. So much for "improving tourism." If Ron Paul is not elected, it may be time to expatriate.

    It would be trite, and incorrect (or at least incomplete) to say "the terrorists won." The neocon-nazis won with terrorism used as the catalyst.

  9. Conceived by the traitorous, led by the incompetent, enforced by the inept...

    DHS "Marching downhill and backwards into the future"

    Your government fiat dollars at work...