Ed Driscoll

THE VIBRATOR POLICE: Matt Drudge

THE VIBRATOR POLICE: Matt Drudge links to an article about a Tampa Bay woman who is suing Delta for $15,000 because they allegedly “took her to the bag on the tarmac and forced her to open it ‘and remove the adult toy and hold it up for visible view.'”. The article goes on to say:

One side of the plane’s passengers witnessed the scene, the lawsuit says, as three male Delta employees nearby “began laughing hysterically” and offered “obnoxious and sexually harassing comments.”

After being forced to hold the item up for a minute, the suit says, Koutsouradis was allowed to re-pack and return to her seat for the flight to Tampa.

Now, leaving the batteries in the thing was dumb. But Delta’s treatment was dumber. As is this quote by Michael Boyd, an airline planning and security consultant from Colorado, said embarrassing incidents have become more common with increased security by all airlines since Sept. 11.

Uh, I thought we wanted to encourage folks to travel, not humiliate them. Hey, isn’t that one of the reasons Norman Mineta gives for why we can’t profile folks?