I'll admit I jump at the chance to disrobe in front of TSA people. Usually, I'll have my pants halfway down before they quickly usher me through. So I'm a little surprised at this. Well, not all that surprised. I have had people tell me I have to remove my earrings before. These are 10 gauge piercing rings that need two pairs of pliers to remove, so they have always just shrugged and let me go.

Once I actually had a TSA guy draw a gun on me when I went through a metal detector. I had saved up about 10 packs of ketchup in my coat's breast pocket. They must have thought I was packing in a shoulder holster. That was fun.

cbs5.com - TSA Forces Woman To Remove Nipple Rings For Flight

A Texas woman who claims she was forced to remove a nipple ring with pliers in order to board an airplane called Thursday for an apology by federal security agents and a civil rights investigation.

"I wouldn't wish this experience upon anyone," Mandi Hamlin, 37, said at a news conference in Los Angeles. "My experience with TSA was a nightmare I had to endure. No one deserves to be treated this way."

Hamlin said she was trying to board a flight from Lubbock to Dallas on Feb. 24 when she was scanned by a Transportation Security Administration agent after passing through a larger metal detector without problems.


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