British Couple Denied Entry Into America Because of Tweet
January 31, 2012 2 Comments
Last week Leigh Van Bryan and his girlfriend, Emily Bunting, arrived at Los Angeles International (LAX) Airport from England expecting to enjoy their time in the States and party it up.
Instead, they were obtained by authorities and denied entry because of a tweet that Leigh prior to the trip over.
Leigh tweeted that they were out to “destroy America” and “dig up Marilyn Monroe”
DON’T WORRY AMERICANS!! The US Department of Homeland Security is dedicated to keeping you safe: They caught and denied those two 20-something-year-old British terrorists from destroying our homeland and digging up the corpse of Marilyn Monroe!
What a joke!
Leigh and Emily blame the language difference for prompting their January 23rd ordeal at LAX.
“They asked why we wanted to destroy America, and we tried to explain it meant to get trashed and party in the U.K.”
“I almost burst out laughing when they asked me if I was going to be Leigh;s lookout while he dug up Marilyn Monroe,” said Emily, explaining the reference from the TV show “Family Guy”.
That tweet, says Van Bryan, was just a joke.
“It’s just so ridiculous it’s almost funny but at the time it was really scary,” Leigh Van Bryan adds. “The Homeland Security agents were treating me like some kind of terrorist.”
After the questioning, both were handcuffed and transported to a Los Angeles jail, where they were kept in separate cells for 12 hours alongside detained alleged drug dealers. When they were freed, they were sent back to LAX and forced to fly home for their questionable tweets. Not before the feds searched their luggage for a shovel and spade though, says Bunting.
“I kept saying to them they had got the wrong meaning from my tweet, but they just told me, “You’ve really f—– up with that tweet, boy.”