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Barely Adequate Security

A man trying fly to Jamaica from the Douglas Airport in Charlotte, N.C., was apparently incensed that he was denied boarding on the overbooked flight. “I seen some people running and I was wondering what they was running from and people were standing there snickering,” said one witness, so she went to look. The man was “standing there with his arms crossed and hollering at the lady at the desk,” Sherry Ketchie said. “He stood there for a moment and then started taking off his clothes.” All of them. “I ain’t never seen nothing [like it] in my life,” Ketchie added, so “I got out my phone and started taking pictures.” She says the man was in the concourse without any clothing for about an hour before finally being escorted away — but police said he would not be charged with any crime. (RC/WBTV Charlotte) ...An hour to get a response inside the “security” area? Yep, they sure know how to make travelers feel safe.
Original Publication Date: 21 June 2015
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 21.

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