3-month-old baby questioned at US Embassy over 'terrorist ties'
A three-month-old baby was brought to the U.S. Embassy in London to be interviewed over his alleged terrorist ties after his grandfather made a small error on his visa form, according to The Guardian.
Paul Kenyon, 62, was traveling to Orlando, Florida, with his wife Cathy, 57, his daughter Faye, 27, her partner John Cairns, 31, and their daughter Ava for his young grandson Harvey's first big vacation.
Kenyon ended up with the task of filling out everyone's ESTA visa waivers, which is an automated system that determines the eligibility of visitors to travel to the United States.
On the part of Harvey's ESTA form that reads "Do you seek to engage in or have you ever engaged in terrorist activities, espionage, sabotage, or genocide?" Kenyon accidentally selected "yes" instead of "no."
Unfortunately, Harvey's visa was denied due to the error.
Because of the incident, the baby was summoned from his home in Poynton, Cheshire, to the U.S. Embassy in London to be questioned over said terrorist ties.
"I couldn't believe that they couldn't see it was a genuine mistake and that a three-month-old baby would be no harm to anyone," Kenyon told The Guardian.
Although no one at the Embassy saw the comedic value behind the events that had transpired, Kenyon never lost his sense of humor throughout the ordeal.
"He's obviously never engaged in genocide, or espionage, but he has sabotaged quite a few nappies in his time," Kenyon joked. "Though I didn't tell them that at the U.S. Embassy."
For those worried about the fate of Harvey's first big trip, he and his family did eventually make it to Florida -- just a few days and a few thousand dollars later.