A British man went out with his friends to drink a beer during the Christmas holidays, but he woke up 250 miles away from home, in France.
Shawn Smith, aged 48, had one too many beers and made an impulsive decision: to take a trip abroad along his friends in order to buy cheaper tobacco. Shawn, who never went out of the UK, managed to pass through the Port of Dover (UK) into France and Belgium, hidden in the trunk of his friend’s car. But when he wanted to return, he was discovered by border officers in Calais. From there, the man was taken to the British consulate, which is in Paris, to get an emergency passport.