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Mostly naked in Oklahoma Airport

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Travelers across the country have voiced their displeasure with the Transportation Security Administration's enhanced pat down screenings at airports. But Tuesday's protest at Will Rogers World Airport may have been the most visual.

Tammy Banovac has received a lot of attention on YouTube after showing up to a security checkpoint wearing only a bra and underwear, while sitting in a wheelchair with a dog on her lap.

CNN tells NewsChannel 4 she has done this before and hired someone to video tape her.

It's a claim the photographer adamantly denies.

Banovac is the owner of BBB Holdings in Hennessey, OK.

An employee said Banovac had "no comment" Wednesday and hung up on us.

Banovac raised eyebrows again when officials detected traces of nitrate, which is used in bombs, on her clothing and luggage.

A TSA report reads she "stated she could be hiding something."

As a result, Banovac missed her flight to Phoenix.

"We do know people were uncomfortable and unhappy with this, including TSA employees," says Will Rogers Airport Spokesperson Karen Carney. "Just of the appropriateness of showing your displeasure this way."

TSA officials are not releasing the source of the nitrate located with Banovac, but say it can be found in medicines and on shoes if someone has walked through fertilizer.

Banovac returned to Will Rogers Wednesday morning, wearing the same thing, but had no problem getting through security this time.

She left for Phoenix with her dog on the same flight,0,7049757.story


Asked by Conley639 at 1:21 PM on Dec. 2, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • laughing


    Answer by josiesmommy00 at 1:23 PM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • That's great comedy! She has a fun way of showing her point. Maybe she'll wind up on the today show!


    Answer by trashymom at 1:34 PM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • This woman is a lunatic begging for attention!!

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:33 PM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • She seems to be an exhibitionist! .

    Answer by kerp1960 at 4:16 PM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • I've seen this woman before; it's a pathetic cry for attention. You don't get nitrate on your person "by accident" unless you work with fertilizer. Her further goading the agents by saying that "she may be hiding something" shows that she clearly wanted something to happen at the screening point.

    Staging a performance is not the way to facilitate change in the TSA rules.

    Answer by Scuba at 1:26 PM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • She'll probably get a TV deal or offer from Playboy.

    Answer by SavageGrl at 1:27 PM on Dec. 3, 2010

  • HA! HA! HA! Good for

    Comment by Conley639 (original poster) at 1:22 PM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • I don't understand why the TSA played in to her scheme. They could have told her she is dressed "inappropriately" for public transportation.


    Comment by Conley639 (original poster) at 1:47 PM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • I don't really see the good in it. I think that they should have led her out of the airport and had her find an alternate form of transportation.

    Answer by Melbornj at 1:25 PM on Dec. 2, 2010