Thursday, August 28, 2008
Of course they overlooked the grenade in her panties....
A California woman says she endured an embarrassing standoff with Transportation Safety Administration officials over her bra before a flight to visit her mother in Boston. Nancy Kates, who wore a underwire bra, thought the security check by a female TSA agent before JetBlue flight 472 at Oakland International Airport was too invasive."The woman touched my breast," Kates said, according to the report. "I said, 'You can't do that.' She said, 'We have to pat you down. I said, "You can't treat me as a criminal for wearing a bra.'"The agent's supervisor later told Kates that she could choose between a pat-down in a private room or not flying. Kates said the incident took 40 minutes, causing her to miss her flight. She arrived in Boston four hours late. Transportation Safety Administration spokesman Nico Melendez said security agents must "resolve an alarm" in all circumstances. "Unfortunately, we can't take a passenger's word for it."
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