Woman sues TSA over strip search at Oklahoma airport
The Associated Press - June 9, 2019 8:05 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) – A Las Vegas woman has sued the Transportation Security Administration after she says they made her strip down in Oklahoma before a flight back to Nevada, KTNV reports.
The TV station reports that Rhonda Mengert says in her lawsuit that she was traveling through Tulsa International Airport on Mother’s Day when an implant in her hip set off the metal detector.
Mengert says she agreed to be pat down by a TSA agent. During the search, the agent found a “common feminine hygiene product” that she was wearing underneath her clothes.
Mengert tells KNTV that TSA agents then took her to a private room and asked her to strip down and expose her genitals. The lawsuit says that they then instructed her to remove the feminine hygiene product.
Mengert says that she is suffering severe emotional distress and that the search violated her rights.