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“If it happened anywhere else, it would have been sexual assault.”
Imagine the shock on the TSA agents' faces when Tammy Banovac showed up for her flight on Tuesday in Oklahoma wearing only her bra and panties and sitting in a wheelchair. Now imagine the look on their faces when Banovac failed her screening because nitrates, used in bomb-making, were found on her wheelchair.
That's exactly what happened in Oklahoma City yesterday.
Undeterred, Banovac rolled up once again to a TSA screening checkpoint this morning wearing her black undergarments -- this time, however, no nitrates kept her from catching a 7 a.m. flight with her dog to Phoenix:
Banovac told NewsOK she chose to wear her underwear because of an unpleasant experience two weeks ago at airport security. She is typically hand-searched at airports because she uses a wheelchair, she said, and she felt violated by the more invasive searches employed at airports recently.
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