Argentine court convicts UNC-CH physics professor of drug smuggling
CHAPEL HILL - The 68-year-old UNC-Chapel Hill physics professor arrested in Argentina early this year after being caught with more than 4 pounds of cocaine hidden in a suitcase has been convicted by an Argentine court.
Paul Frampton, the Oxford-educated Louis D. Rubin Jr. Distinguished Professor of Physics and Astronomy, told investigators he was duped into unknowingly carrying the drugs after being lured first to Bolivia with a promise of meeting a famous bikini model.*sigh*
There is just so much wrong with this story I don't even know where to begin. The "bikini model" he was allegedly meeting is an internet model no doubt familiar to many. Four pounds of cocaine doesn't just magically fall into one's suitcase. Complaining about how you would have been found innocent in the US means exactly jack squat in a foreign country. And dude, an internationally known bikini model and a pasty college professor? On. What. Planet???
The thing is, I can totally see this happening. People like Frampton are the epitome of "All college no knowledge" - they are book-smart to beat the band, but don't have the common sense that G-d gave groundhogs. Guy's a physics professor at a respectable college, but thinks that smuggling cocaine out of Argentina so he can meet a supermodel is a viable plan? Enjoy the Argentinian prison there, genius.
Shakin' my head here, boss...
That is all.