Win­dow Seat

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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.

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