Monday, July 21, 2014

TSA Agent Never heard of "DC"

You probably learned the 50 United States in elementary school--- but don't forget about the nation's capital.  An Orlando Transportation Safety Administration agent apparently needed a geography refresher after refusing to let a D.C. man through a security checkpoint last weekend because he didn't recognize his District of Columbia driver's license as a valid form of identification.

Justin Gray was flying home to D.C. from Orlando International Airport when according, a TSA agent asked to see Gray's passport because his D.C. driver's license wasn't a valid form of identification.  Gray works as a reporter in Cox Media Group's Washington bureau.

".@TSA Agent in Orlando never heard of "District of Columbia."  Demanded passport because he didn't believe my drivers license was from US!?" Gray tweeted on July 12

The station reports that Gray's license was up-to-date, but the agent didn't seem to know what the District of Columbia was.  According to Gray's retweets, someone from TSA reached out to him on Twitter shortly after the situation took place, and Gray was able to make it through security and stopped to complain to a TSA supervisor about what happened.

Late Tuesday, Gray tweeted that TSA was showing every Orlando agent a photo of a D.C. license after the incident.   

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