IT’S not easy being green, as a local Cairns man recently discovered. Shane Craig Cuthbert, a self- declared Jim Henson fan, was ordered to fork out $500 in fines after attempting to board a Jetstar flight from Cairns to Melbourne under the name Kermit the Frog.
The ticket, which was reportedly booked by a mate, seemed funny enough at the time, however the joke quickly escalated when he was pulled aside at the check-in desk and asked for further identification.
Realising the “frog” was out of the bag, Cuthbert legged it out of the airport, but not before leaving behind his ID.
He later confessed and was charged by local police with using false information to obtain a plane ticket.
What a muppet.