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(NBC5)   Woman named Cat Chow sneaks onto plane, hides in bathroom, then slyly occupies seats of passengers who subsequently get up to use the bathroom   ( divider line
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2006-03-23 07:30:08 PM  
It is nice to see the increased security airline passengers have had to deal with since 09/11 are working.
2006-03-23 07:39:54 PM  
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2006-03-23 11:20:46 PM  
What's with $3000 bail? It's not like she's a flight risk.
2006-03-24 12:03:20 AM  
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Catherine "Cat" Chow

2006-03-24 12:51:46 AM  
That must have been one heck of a party she was trying to get to.
2006-03-24 01:25:03 AM  
But did she bring any MUTHERFARKIN' SNAKES?!?
2006-03-24 01:26:32 AM  
OMFG. It's Ms. Swan!

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2006-03-24 01:26:43 AM  
Catherine "Cat" Chow, a 33-year-old artist

Artist = Unemployed
2006-03-24 01:26:50 AM  
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2006-03-24 01:27:08 AM  
Whoaaaa. That takes some major balls -- she did all this with pot on her person. I mean, it's pretty ballsy to fly with pot on you in the first place -- but to sneak past security, stowaway on a plane, and have pot on you? I've got big balls. He's got big balls. But she's got the biggest balls of all!
2006-03-24 01:28:19 AM  
Not bad. At least she wasn't suicidal, though she's depressed.


shudders at the lack of security.
2006-03-24 01:28:36 AM  
D'oh! eraser8 beat me by 18 seconds.
2006-03-24 01:28:47 AM  
"Ms. Chow -- you say that the ticket agent would not sell you a ticket. Do you remember his name?"

"He looka like a man!"
2006-03-24 01:29:21 AM  
I thought all asian women were hot. I am very disappointed.

If I did that it would have to be with pot IN my person, not on my person.

2006-03-24 01:29:22 AM  
2006-03-24 01:29:24 AM  
Smells like tuna.
2006-03-24 01:35:59 AM  
brand0n027, I may have beat you -- but your picture is better. Let's call it a draw.
2006-03-24 01:42:43 AM  
Wow...someone heading to Austin with a stash of pot? AMAZING?

I hate that goddamn hippie town.
2006-03-24 01:43:23 AM  
Asia is a big farkin' place!
Afganastanians? Asians
Most Russians? Asians
All Indians? Asians
Just cause they're not chinese lookin' doesn't mean they ain't asian. That being said, chinese girls are only so so anyway.
\Asians on a mothefarkin' plane!
2006-03-24 01:46:25 AM  
That must have been one heck of a party she was trying to get to.

SXSW ain't no joke.
2006-03-24 01:49:34 AM  
she's a smoker, she's a toker
she's a midnight stower

she gets her name after a cat food brand
2006-03-24 01:50:15 AM  
i agree with homes above. she has a mighty pair. it was probably the size of them laying on the floor next to her seat, or maybe the polished brazen sheen that tipped the stewardess off. i mean, i've brought weed on planes too, but I had a ticket, and that was before the ragheads blew up new york and all, sheesh.
2006-03-24 01:52:20 AM  
She should've just bought pot in Austin. It's not like it's scarce at the University of Texas, she has friends there, and it's SXSW and spring break. It's like smuggling pot into Amsterdam.
2006-03-24 01:54:47 AM  
Wait, they can arrest you for carrying prescription drugs without the prescription on you? Dammit.

And yeah, nice to see security is working SO well.
2006-03-24 01:59:45 AM  
What a silly woman. Does she have a friend named Meow Mix?
2006-03-24 02:06:48 AM  
hahaha.... holy shiat.

this woman is doing an exibit at my school (Millersville U in PA) in the near future, possibly this weekend.. forget the dates. we've got fliers all over the place and part of her exhibit is set up in the art department building. she does clothing design, which isnt really my thing, so i dont know much about her. this is incredible.
2006-03-24 02:16:32 AM  
Must have been trying to save money for beer on 6th street.
2006-03-24 02:17:59 AM  
Cats on a plane!
2006-03-24 02:19:10 AM  
omg, she had pot on her? Talk about not being encompassed by facilitated cognitive faculties.
2006-03-24 02:25:21 AM  
eraser8...Miss Swan was the first thing that came to mind when I saw Cat Chow's picture.
2006-03-24 02:25:55 AM  
Chow snuck past gate agents, boarded the plane

Remind me again why I have to show photo ID and have my ticket scanned in order to board a plane?
2006-03-24 02:29:54 AM  
Oh, baby, baby, it's a wild world
It's hard to get by, just upon a smile
..when you sneak on a plane...and hide in the bathroom..
....and you have pot and other miscellaneous prescription uppers on you.
Like a child, girl
2006-03-24 02:32:32 AM  
you don't beed the prescription, but you need the labelled bottle with the pills. she probably had it wrapped up in a cellophane or in her bag of weed
2006-03-24 02:33:48 AM  
chakalakasp: I mean, it's pretty ballsy to fly with pot on you in the first place -- but to sneak past security, stowaway on a plane, and have pot on you?

Add onto this the fact that she tried to stowaway on a full flight. If there were a couple empty seats she would've blended in just fine, but instead she had to hide in the lavatory...

At which point, I'm pretty sure we've crossed the line from "big brass balls" to "daunting stupidity."
2006-03-24 02:34:56 AM  
If that's what I would have had to do to make it to SXSW then I probably would have was that amazing.
2006-03-24 02:35:10 AM  
bones870: "Artist = Unemployed"

Boy, you sure dialed that one in. It's too bad all the artists throughout history haven't just taken meaningless jobs instead of pursuing their art, because then we could live in a sterile and unimaginative world.
2006-03-24 02:39:54 AM  
Cat Chow?? Any relation to Hank PetChow??

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Hi! I'm Hank Petchow. I love my dog, and I love taking care of him. But as much as I like feeding ol' Shep here every morning, there's some animals I'd rather not feed - rodents, mice, rats. I hate them. That's why I developed this. Petchow Brand Rat Poison. Petchow's the only rat poison deadly enough to carry my name - Petchow. And Petchow's the most powerful rat poison on the market. In fact, it's so strong, it could easily kill an animal much larger than any rat you'll ever see - instant. And rats love Petchow's big meaty pieces. [ Shep jumps up to the bowl of rat poison ] Whoa, no, Shep! That's rat poison! [ moves Shep ] Just add water for a hearty poison gravy that no rat can resist. He'll be dead on the spot. Right, Shep? [ Shep barks and moves closer to the rat poison gravy ] Whoa, Shep! Down, boy, that's not for you! [ laughs ] So, if rats are your problem, choose a name you can trust. Petchow. Just look for the rat poison with a picture of ol' Shep on it.
2006-03-24 02:41:43 AM  
Cat Chow has her own webpage.

Her bio says she was born in Morristown, NJ. She was lucky not to be eaten alive!
2006-03-24 02:42:50 AM  
In a later interview, Mr. Chow said:

Mr. Chow: "See, I never just did things just to do them. Come on, what am I gonna do? Just all of a sudden jump up on a plane with no ticket and sneak in the bathroom with pot and prescription drugs I don't have a prescription forlike it's something to do? Come on. I got a little more sense then that."
Mr. Chow: "Yeah, I remember all of a sudden jumping up on a plane with no ticket and sneaking into the bathroom with pot and prescription drugs I didn't have a prescription for."
2006-03-24 02:47:21 AM  
2006-03-24 03:00:42 AM  
Im thinking that submitter doesnt know how to use the word 'subsequently'

Either that or I'm the illiterate one.

If she occupied the seats of passengers who 'subsequently' get up - that would mean (in my understanding) that she was sitting in the seat at the same time as the passengers. In their lap, etc.

Im I'm wrong, just call me stupid.

/didn't RTFA
2006-03-24 03:01:38 AM  
now she can add this to the press page on her website
2006-03-24 03:03:46 AM  
Ah, subsequently "after she hid in the bathroom". (another way to parse that sentence, I guess?)

/Still refuses to RTFA!
2006-03-24 03:10:34 AM  


2006-03-24 03:10:55 AM  
I would have labeled the article:

Woman sneaks on plane.....and then...
Woman hides in bathroom......and then....
Woman occupies seats of passengers using the bathroom.....
And then....Woman Has Pot on her...
2006-03-24 03:14:57 AM  
Ya just gotta wonder.. security does little to deter a person with a goal. Some do what they do to point out injustices, others to try and stop those Gnomes in the yard from contacting Sputnik with their brainwave recordings...

Ms Chow's goal was merely to get from point a to point b..with a bit of stash to enjoy at point b.

Yet she will likely get thrown in the same category as a terrorist, amplified by the possesion of weed and antidepressants... another prisoner of the War on Nouns, Drug & Terror.

The good news is all her art that isn't taken as evidence is now 'collectible' and maybe she can afford a good lawyer.

A clever lawyer, of course, would say the whole thing was a
bit of performance art and get her both out of jail and a NEA grant.

2006-03-24 03:15:23 AM  
mtylerjr - subsequently, in a sequence. They got up, she sat down. It was sequential.
2006-03-24 03:22:09 AM  
No, the use of "subsequently" in the headline is incorrect.

As it's written, it says the passengers get up to use the bathroom as a result of her occupying their seat.

/grammar nazi?
//not really
2006-03-24 03:27:22 AM  
Lambert St Louis International is a mess. I could probably sneak by in an oscar meyer hot dog suit.
2006-03-24 03:31:02 AM  
Are Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams making a miniseries?
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