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garyhaupt

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For anyone that has border crossing concerns....Monday morning, crossing at Oroville, get the usual Agriculture inspection. Pull over to the left and wait for the agent.

Agent finally saunters over...holds up the passport and observes..."you don't look much like this anymore" as he gives me my passport. As I hand it back..`because that`s not mine`.

The agent in the kiosk had given my passport to another driver and they were long gone. Long story short...they knew the other driver and hoped he`d be back sometime in the day. I was released into the US and I overnighted up on the Similkameen. Got it back this morning at 9am.

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garyhaupt wrote:

For anyone that has border crossing concerns....Monday morning, crossing at Oroville, get the usual Agriculture inspection. Pull over to the left and wait for the agent.

Agent finally saunters over...holds up the passport and observes..."you don't look much like this anymore" as he gives me my passport. As I hand it back..`because that`s not mine`.

The agent in the kiosk had given my passport to another driver and they were long gone. Long story short...they knew the other driver and hoped he`d be back sometime in the day. I was released into the US and I overnighted up on the Similkameen. Got it back this morning at 9am.

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Posted: 09/24/19 08:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

garyhaupt wrote:

The agent in the kiosk had given my passport to another driver and they were long gone. Long story short...they knew the other driver and hoped he`d be back sometime in the day. I was released into the US and I overnighted up on the Similkameen. Got it back this morning at 9am.

Gary Haupt
Are you saying border patrol loaned out your passport?


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Serious privacy violation there.
I'd be pissed.


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i'd certainly report it but i wouldn't assume it was done maliciously. mistakes do happen but report it.

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Wow Gary! That's really something....
And the Oroville crossing is a very small one too,

I remember the days in the 70s when all we had to do is tell them we are going there for coffee!
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That could have resulted in a serious problem had the other driver not been a local! I would certainly report it.

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I am sorry, your passport should never leave your sight!!


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