Perhaps some benevolent hair-care elves are looking out for a few folks in New Zealand’s South Island.
Or, as police are wondering, maybe a would-be criminal is just testing what he or she can get past customs agents.
Four surprise packages – containing up to 300 New Zealand dollars ($231), friendly handwritten notes and either a hair dryer or a pair of hair clippers – were sent recently from Paris to three people on a remote portion of South Island, the Guardian and the Greymouth (New Zealand) Star reported Tuesday.
Two of the notes said “thank you for being a true friend” in a mix of uppercase and lowercase letters, the Guardian reported. But the recipients told police they didn’t know who sent the packages or why they received them, according to the Star.
It could be a prank, and it’s probably not a marketing stunt, police Senior Sergeant Allyson Ealam said at a news conference in Greymouth, the papers reported.
However, Interpol and New Zealand Customs Service agents are checking the return addresses and investigating whether this was part of a test run to ship drugs or launder money, she said, according to both media outlets.
“(The recipients) did the right thing by contacting police about their surprise parcels,” Ealam said, according to the Star. “Maybe they have come from someone who won the lottery over there - or it could be that it’s a nice prank.”
Would France and NZ have the same electrical outlets? I'm too lazy to google it myself.
I have no idea. I'm too lazy to look it up for you.
@pj77 and jdoe– Great posts. I enjoyed the laugh.
I know, but I'm too lazy to tell you.
Me neither...I didn't even finish your post...
Did The Riddler escape Arkham Asylum? This is definitively his handiwork!
Quick, to the Batmobile!
...and now he plays the waiting game...
Better blow it up, just to be safe.
Nuke it from Orbit. Its the only way to be sure.
It's Obama's fault.
Would it not be wonderful to live in a universe where the ONLY news was goofy news like this ? ? ?
I have finished planning and am constructing one to be released soon. Interested parties wishing to become residents of same should subscribe (with cash) now ! ! ! . Space is limited
Hanging upside-down makes them all crazy down there..............
It's the recipients they DIDN'T hear from which concern me.
Very hairy dilemma.
Maybe the Kiwis think they're trojan horses!
EvEryOne iS tOO pArAnOID............ jUst GeT oVer iT.
Hahahahahahahha!! I'm too lazy to laugh out loud.
Send me the gift, I wont call the cops but will send you a thank you note...
Now you know how stumped Americans felt when the French sent us the Statue of Liberty
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