'Bikini traveler' recounts her TSA adventure

The woman who went through airport security in a bikini explains the message she wanted to send.
November 27, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
While protests against heightened airport security measures fizzled this holiday weekend, one Bay Area native stood out.

Corrine Theile wore a simple black bikini under her coat and boots as she traveled back to Sonoma County for thanksgiving. The 31-year-old passed through the body scanner at Los Angeles International Airport without incident. Transportation security officers, obviously, felt there was no need for a pat down.

"One of the agents goes 'girl you're wearing a bikini come on through,' and I walked through the metal detector and did a little spin for her, she was having fun with it. Shortly thereafter they realized there was a camera that was filming," she said.

Now the news video of Theile has gone is on YouTube and even her friends from Sweden to Brazil have seen it. She says she had no idea her light hearted protest would become this big.


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