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– Charles D. McKinley, 25, of Brooklyn, N.Y., had four weeks of vacation coming, so he decided to visit his
parents in DeSoto, Texas. Rather than buy a plane ticket for $320, McKinley, a shipping clerk, packed himself into a shipping
crate and air-expressed himself home, charging the fees to his employer. When the crate was delivered to his parents' front
step, McKinley pushed out of the box and shook hands with the "shaken and frightened" delivery driver. The driver
called the police. After an investigation by the FBI, the U.S. attorney, postal inspectors, the Federal Aviation Administration
and the Transportation Security Administration, McKinley was charged as a stowaway, a federal misdemeanor. (Dallas Morning News) ...If he had only waited for the driver to leave, he would have been home free.