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A Las Vegas grandmother is suing the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) after they made her strip and remove a 'common feminine hygiene product' before her flight back home.
Rhonda Mengert had been traveling from the Tulsa International Airport on Mother's Day when her hip implant caused the metal detector to sound off, according to a case complaint.
Mengert - Pre-check - Agents - Pat - Test
Mengert - who has TSA Pre-check - informed agents that she had the implant but agreed to a pat down test.
During the pat down, an agent found a 'common feminine hygiene product that Mengert was wearing underneath her clothing.'
Agent - Gloves - Residue - Protocol - Mengert
The agent then tested her gloves and found no explosive residue on them - as per protocol - but informed Mengert that she would need to undergo additional search.
A screener and another agent - the two defendants in the case - instructed Mengert to go into a private room so that they could 'clear the area.'
Pants - Product - Inspection
She was then allegedly told to remove her pants and underwear and to then remove the product for 'visual inspection.'
Initially refusing, Mengert eventually complied and removed her garments while exposing her genitals to the agents.
Screeners - Items - Mengert - Times
After she 'satisfied the screeners request' and proved that she wasn't carrying any prohibited items, Mengert had to ask four times if she could leave before she was allowed.
In the complaint, Mengert's lawyer state that the woman suffered emotional distress...
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