This is our nightmare EVERYTIME we check a bag at the airport. You think you're doing the responsible thing and checking your "freakum dress" or that larger than 3 ounce bottle of lube, and you just hope for the best.
Sadly, sometimes you don't get the best, but you probably haven't gotten the worst. That was reserved for Christopher Bridgeman and Martin Borger, a gay couple that got quite the surprise when they went to retrieve their checked baggage in Norfolk, Virginia.
Details after the jump.
The couple, correctly, packed their dildo in their checked baggage—imagine trying to get that thing through security—but when they arrived to pick up their bag, they found the dildo lubed up and taped to the top of their bag for all of the other passengers to see.
Courthouse News provides details on the case of Bridgeman, et al v. United Continental Holdings, Inc. and Continental Airlines, Inc., which was filed on Friday, August 24, 2012:
"Christopher Bridgeman and Martin Borger sued United Continental Holdings and Continental Airlines in Harris County Court.
The men say they arrived in Houston from Costa Rica, retrieved their undisturbed checked luggage and after going through Customs rechecked their bags for a flight to Norfolk, Va.
'Upon arriving in Norfolk, plaintiffs exited the aircraft and went to the baggage claim area,' the complaint states. 'Plaintiffs' bags were sent to the baggage carousel where plaintiffs discovered, to their horror, that a private sex toy had been removed from one of their bags, covered in a greasy foul-smelling substance and taped prominently to the top of their bag.'
'Plaintiffs experienced extreme shock and horror when they observed the above-described bag and when observing the surprised and/or laughing faces of numerous onlookers in the baggage claim area.'
The men claim the baggage handlers probably pulled the prank 'because of the fact that the sex toy was contained in the bag of a male, and because the employee(s) responsible knew that the bag belonged to a male due to the name tag attached to the bag and the male clothing contained in the bag.'
They seek punitive damages for intentional infliction of emotional distress, invasion of privacy and negligence."
What do you think, Instincters? Do they have a case? How does one appropriately transport a large sex toy? So many questions!