NEW YORK — A man got tangled up with customs officials at JFK Airport on Sunday for trying to smuggle 34 singing finches from Guyana into 'Murica—stuffed in hair curlers.
NBC 4 New York reports that according to a complaint filed by federal prosecutors in Brooklyn, 39-year-old Francis Gurahoo of Connecticut hatched a hair-brained scheme to sneak dozens of finches in his carry-on.
Prosecutors say the little birds are used in singing contests in Brooklyn and Queens where bets are placed on to see which finch has the best Bieber-esque pipes.
According to the complaint, contests were held in public places like parks where two finches would karaoke the crap out of themselves in front of a judge who picks the best voice.
The complaint states that birdbrain HATCHED a plan to sell his suitcase of finches for around $100,000, which comes out to about $3,000 for one tiny singer.
Unfortunately there was no word if Bird Boxhead was planning on HAWKING the 34 hair curlers too.
According to CNN, U.S. Customs and Border Protection says it nabbed smugglers carrying almost 200 finches in airports in 2018.