Blonde in Lingerie and Wheelchair Gets Extensive TSA Pat Down in Oklahoma

Posted Dec 2nd 2010 02:42 PMUpdated Dec 7th 2010 08:17 PM

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A wheelchair-bound Oklahoma woman stripped down to black lingerie to go through TSA airport security, twice. The first time she was questioned for more than an hour and ended up missing her flight.

Tammy Banovac, a retired dental surgeon, says she expected her wheelchair to set off metal detectors, but she figured by wearing only her lingerie she would be able to avoid a pat down. Apparently she was wrong.

The sexy, 52-year-old blonde, who posed for Playboy in 1997, arrived at the Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City in her trench coat which she peeled off at Transportation Security Administration (TSA) security to reveal her sexy lingerie. She accessorized her sparse outfit with pearls and carried a white dog, for her flight to Phoenix.

The event was caught on video by a fellow passenger.

Banovac tells the Oklahoman newspaper she decided to modify her outfit after undergoing what she says was an uncomfortable and intrusive airport pat down last month.

"If it happened anywhere else, it would have been sexual assault," she says.




An airport spokeswoman tells the local CBS affiliate that Banovac, in her lingerie, refused to go through any metal detector at all, and opted for the pat down.

Security officers detected traces of nitrates on the wheelchair when they did the search. Nitrates are used to make explosives.

Branovac says she believes the traces may have been the result of medication. Or perhaps they were from a recent hunting trip, she says.

In any event, she missed her flight after more than an hour of searches and questioning.

The next day she went back to the airport, again in her lingerie, and got through security without a hitch.

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