If he’d been carrying pot, I’m sure they’d have caught him

By now, I’m sure you’ve all heard about Yongda Huang Harris, the guy who got caught at LAX with a bags that contained, among other things, “knives, body bags, a hatchet, collapsible baton, biohazard suit, full-face respirator, billy clubs and a smoke grenade.

And yes, he boarded his flight in Seoul, where he was presumably wearing a bullet proof vest and flame-retardant pants when he passed through security. Nothing that would set off any alarms. Besides, I’m sure they made him take off his shoes.

Yongda Huang Harris was an English teacher at a middle school in Japan, which is why this should make your skin crawl:

Assistant U.S. Attorney Melissa Mills told the court that pornography of a disturbing nature was found on Harris’ computer, some of it a type of Japanese anime depicting the torture of young children. Other pornography included live action video clips with titles such as “School Girls in Cement.”
Mills also told the court that investigators found troubling writings about murder, kidnapping, torture and “man trapping” on Harris’ laptop. The computer files contained research materials about date rape drugs, Japanese school schedules and remote locations near schools.


  • jkitchstk

    Darn those English teachers! If it had been a female English teacher Incheon would’ve been more likely to catch her since females go through the nude scanner about 10x more than males. Can’t we automatically stop all E-2 visa holders and have them go through the X-Ray Scanners or tighten the E-2 rules? That would even make it look more like Korean airports check males/females equally or at least reduce the 10x more nude scanner gap since most English teachers are male.

  • Wedge

    The funny thing is those items would have been a hell of a lot cheaper bought at Home Despot in Boston than at Tokyu Hands in Osaka.

  • Creo69

    I think the body bags were a decent indicator of what this freak was up to.

  • Q

    Korea has epic failure at security of DMZ too.

    Anyway, beware that S. Korean prosecutors are nowadays very vigilant in arresting persons who download/upload child pornography under minor protection laws proposed by Ministry of Gender Equality and Family. It seems cyber police is monitoring the downloading/uploading activity and appears in front of suspect’s door.

  • http://www.zenkimchi.com/FoodJournal ZenKimchi

    I’ve noticed some of the more popular mainstream porn sites have recently gotten blocked–I mean, my wife’s friend’s husband’s co-worker noticed it.

  • http://rjkoehler.com Robert Koehler
  • Creo69

    “I’ve noticed some of the more popular mainstream porn sites have recently gotten blocked–I mean, my wife’s friend’s husband’s co-worker noticed it.”

    They have been doing there best to block gay porn sites for years. The funny part is that they will first go through and block all the pictures of Asian guys on a page. I guess they still haven’t given up on the belief that “there are no gay Koreans.”

    Personally, after seeing how totally inept the Korean police are time and time again I could think of a lot better ways they could be using their resources than blocking every Asian weenie they can find online.

  • Creo69

    opps….”their best”

  • http://globalasianculture.com Liz

    Actually Robert, Incheon was a point of transit.
    He boarded his LAX-bound flight from Kansai airport/Osaka.

  • Railwaycharm

    Somehow gay porn and English teachers does not surprise me. How do you know when its bedtime for the waygooks at the Hagwon? When the big hand touches the little hand.

  • palladin9479

    So the dude was going through airports carrying an inventory from Fall Out ….. wow.

  • Koreansentry

    ESL stories… lmao