A gay couple from Virginia is suing Houston-based United/Continental Airlines after baggage handlers allegedly removed a sex toy from one of their checked bags, smeared foul-smelling lubricant on it, taped it to the top of the bag and sent it back down the belt.
Michael Hamar at The Bilerico Project reports that the couple was returning from a vacation in Costa Rica to their hometown of Norfolk, Va., last year when they had a layover at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston.
When the gay couple arrived at George Bush, they retrieved their checked luggage and went through Customs. They then rechecked their bags and boarded their flight for Norfolk. When they arrived in Norfolk, the bag shown above was one of the last to come down the carousel. It was partially open with the dildo showing, and wrapped in clear plastic tape bearing the Continental logo. The bag was left open despite the fact that the zipper still worked, so there was no reason for baggage handlers to tape the bag open.