Security guards make woman take off bra that triggered metal detector

October 5, 2007 05:55

Security guards refused to allow a woman into a federal courthouse until she removed a bra that triggered a metal detector. Lori Plato said she and her husband Owen were stunned when US Marshals Service employees asked her to remove her bra after the underwire supports set off the alarm. "I asked if I could go into the bathroom because they didn't have a privacy screen and no women security officers were available," Plato said Wednesday. "They said, 'No.'" Patrick McDonald, the US Marshal in Boise, said appropriate security protocols were followed in the September 20 matter, and guards suggested she simply remove the bra in her car outside, or find a restaurant bathroom. "She's inflating it," he said. "All of a sudden she just took it off. It wasn't anything we wanted to happen and it wasn't anything we asked for her to do. She did it so fast."

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