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Only in America: The TSA agent threatening to sue an airline passenger

A TSA agent threatens to sue a passenger who characterized an airport security search as "rape" — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation

A TSA agent is demanding $500,000 from an airline passenger who described the agent's aggressive search of her crotch as "rape." On her blog, Amy Alkon wrote that TSA agent Thedala Magee repeatedly prodded and poked her vagina through her pants. "You raped me!" Alkon said she told Magee. After Alkon described the search online, the agent's lawyer demanded that Alkon remove the item and pay her $500,000.