After failing TSA screening, flier in wheelchair (and her underwear) leaves Okla.
Dec. 13, 2010
Yesterday, wearing only a black bra and bikini style panties, a 52-year-old woman who uses a wheelchair flew out of Oklahoma City. The previous day she had failed the airport security screening.
Transportation Security Administration screeners told Phoenix-bound Tammy Banovac her wheelchair, luggage and clothes showed traces of nitrates, which can be used in bombs, The Oklahoman reported. After more than an hour of detailed hand searches and interrogation, no bombs or other explosives were found and Ms. Banovac was told to come back to Will Rogers World Airport the next day.
This morning, Banovac returned — wearing the same minimalist travel ensemble. She passed TSA's screening and off she and her dog went. (She dressed after being screened.)
Banovac told the paper that because of her wheelchair she is typically hand-searched. But the TSA's new, enhanced pat-downs have left her feeling violated. She said an "unpleasant" TSA experience two weeks ago prompted her revealing approach to pat-downs.
"If it happened anywhere else, it would have been sexual assault," she said.
Naturally, someone captured her 7 a.m. departure and posted it on YouTube. BizarreStuff brings it to you here, in the comfort of your own underwear.