Man admits crate claims were a hoax

March 10, 2009 5:59:13 PM PDT
A magician who had claimed he shipped himself in a crate aboard a cargo plane from upstate New York to Las Vegas now admits it was an elaborate hoax. Wade Whitcomb of North Syracuse says it was a publicity stunt from the start.

Whitcomb had claimed he folded himself into a cramped wooden crate for the 26-hour trip by express mail truck and plane.

Whitcomb, who goes by the stage name Wade Live, claimed he made the trip last November to publicize a friend's Web site.

A spokeswoman for the Transportation Security Administration, said the TSA and FBI investigated and determined Tuesday that it was a hoax.


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