Man Mistaken For An Army Deserter & Arrested, but he was never in the army
(ABC) It took a few minutes for Chris Parks to realize that when he was taken aside by Homeland Security at the Charlotte, N.C., airport it wasn’t just another airport security check. It was when the officer told Parks that he had deserted from the Army a decade ago that the 27-year-old Washington contractor realized he had fallen into bureaucratic hell.
Within days, Parks’ head was shaved boot camp style and he was wearingArmy issued fatigues, pulling weeds and collecting trash at Fort Knox.
“When I got to Charlotte, N.C., I was really happy to finally being going home,” said Parks, who remembers being especially anxious to go home from his South American trip because of the hives he had developed while backpacking.