Federal authorities are investigating a professional magician's claim that he successfully shipped himself in a crate to Las Vegas via the United Parcel Service.
A spokesman for UPS said the company believes Wade Whitcomb's claim is a hoax. The Transportation Security Administration and the FBI are investigating Whitcomb's claim.
Whitcomb is a professional magician from North Syracuse who said he shipped himself to Las Vegas in November as a publicity stunt to promote a friend's new Web site.
Whitcomb said he traveled in a custom-made crate and videotaped the trip with four cameras pointed out of the crate and another inside.
Reached Tuesday, Whitcomb said his lawyer told him not to talk to the media.