The hilarity of the situation is enormous.
Japanese authorities were stumped at the daring (and clever) escape plan that allowed embattled ex-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn to flee the country. The world still doesn't know the full details of the Ghosn's great escape, but one detail is quite interesting: he hid in a case used to hold music equipment that was big enough that airport customs couldn't fit it in the x-ray machine.
Well, it seems the public wants to give it a go, and Yamaha is responding.
In a Tweet that has since gone viral, Yamaha -the musical equipment manufacturer- has warned its customers not to climb aboard and hide inside equipment cases.
Translated from Japanese, the Tweet said:
"We won't mention the reason, but there have been many tweets about climbing inside large musical instrument cases. A warning after any unfortunate accident would be too late, so we ask everyone not to try it."
According to Yamaha Corporation via the Yamaha_Wind_JP Twitter account, they have been learning of incidents where people have been trying to emulate the former Nissan boss by hiding in a trunk designed to store and transport heavy musical equipment. In Ghosn's case (pun intended) it was a double bass; the largest bowed string instrument used in an orchestra.
Ghosn's escape involved him hopping on a Shinkansen (bullet train) for Osaka, getting aboard the double bass case (with holes cut at the bottom to allow him to breathe), and was loaded into a private jet that flew to Istanbul.
The planning also involved timing the operation to coincide with the holiday season, because a good portion of the police force would have been on holiday too. Reports say that Ghosn then transferred to another plane and flew to his childhood home in Beirut, Lebanon; a place where he is very popular given his stature.
Japanese authorities are looking for ways to bring the former automotive titan turned international fugitive back to Tokyo from Beirut, but Lebanon doesn't normally extradite their own citizens.