Los Angeles, Cal: A woman from Texas was forced to remove one of her nipple rings with a pair of pliers because TSA agents said she couldn’t board the flight with nipple rings. The nipple rings were detected with a hand scanner.
At a news conference, Mandi Hamlin said “I wouldn’t wish this experience upon anyone – My experience with TSA was a nightmare I had to endure. No one deserves to be treated this way”. She managed to remove one ring, but needed pliers for the other.
Her attorney said “Still crying, she informed the TSA officer that she could not remove it without the help of pliers, and the officer gave a pair to her”. Male agents were heard snickering. She was allowed to board still wearing a belly button ring.