The Associated Press: Magician who claimed he mailed self admits to hoax

A Syracuse magician who claimed to ship himself in a UPS box from Upstate New York to Las Vegas has confessed it all to be a trick.

This from the Associated Press story:

“It was a publicity stunt right from the start,” said Wade Whitcomb, of North Syracuse, after federal officials declared the event a hoax. “If that’s what they say, that must be the truth.”

“The FBI spoke to Whitcomb; he did not ship himself anywhere. We have no further interest in this,” FBI spokesman Richard Kolko said Tuesday.

If it had not been a hoax Whitcomb would have been in violation of a number of laws.