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Mary Clayton, a Georgia Tech football fan and season ticket holder, has recently filed a lawsuit against Georgia Tech officers and their private security company, over what she claims is mistreatment she had to endure when she tried to attend a Yellow Jackets football game last September.Clayton claims she was strip searched by female officer Shandricka McKenzie, all because security believed that Clayton was concealing a) booze, b) a weapon, or c) a chicken sandwich.
If you chose c, step up and claim your prize.
Clayton says that she was rushing to make the game in September after just purchasing a Chick-Fil-A chicken sandwich. She was told at the gate that she wasn’t allowed to bring in the sandwich, which is common among stadiums in which outside food is not allowed. Clayton obliged, threw the sandwich in the trash, then attempted to enter the stadium.
Then things got all weird and strip search-y.
She said she walked away and tossed the sandwich into the garbage but when she returned, officers stopped her.
“People were saying I had a chicken sandwich hidden in the front of my pants,” Clayton said and consented to a search. “I believed at the time a reasonable search was they would pat my pockets down.”
Instead she said a female Georgia Tech police officer took her into a bathroom stall and ordered her to drop her pants.”She then examined my underwear closely, all the way around, and when she didn’t find anything I was told to lift my shirt and bra and expose myself,” Clayton said.
Not surprisingly, the security officer gives a different version of what happened…
In a police report, Georgia Tech officer Shandricka McKenzie gives a different story, writing “to my surprise, the individual then without instructions unbuttoned her pants and lowered them to the floor and lifted her shirt.”
Because of her alleged mistreatment at the hands of Georgia Tech security, Clayton has given up her beloved football season tickets. No word on whether or not she’s given up Chick-Fil-A chicken sandwiches as well, but considering how tasty they are, I highly doubt it.
Although if Clayton was sneaking one of those sandwiches in to the stadium stuffed inside either her bra or panties, I doubt it would taste very good after stewing in her juices for an half an hour or so on a hot September day in Georgia.
It will be interesting to see how this one plays out.
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