Gay Couple Sues Airline For Allegedly Removing Their Dildo And Taping It To Suitcase

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A gay couple from Virginia is suing United Continental Airlines because airport workers allegedly removed a dildo from their baggage, taped it to the outside, and then sent the suitcase through the pickup carousel. Martin Borger and Christopher Bridgeman maintain that George Bush Intercontinental Airport employees humiliated them due to their homosexuality and invaded their privacy.

The same-sex couple is seeking punitive damages from the Houston airport, according to the Daily Mail. A blogger friend of Christopher Bridgeman and Martin Borger, Michael Hamar, publicized the alleged dildo incident on his blog shortly after it happened. Hamar called the alleged invasion of privacy occurrence at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport “mortifying.”

Borger and Bridgeman were traveling home to Norfolk, Virginia after a Costa Rica vacation when the alleged sex toy fiasco happened. The gay couple was stopped in Houston for a short time waiting for a connecting flight. International flight rules require passengers to pick up their baggage and check them again for connecting flights. Christopher Bridgeman and Martin Borger were standing near the luggage carousel with a host of other passengers when their suitcase with a purple dildo strapped to the top appeared.

The purple dildo was attached to the gay couple’s suitcase with packing tape emblazoned with a United Continental Airlines logo. The men also maintain that the purple dildo had been smeared with a stinky grease type substance to make the sex toy appear as if it had been used. The other passengers reacted to the dildo taped to the suitcase in a variety of ways, ranging from disbelief to disgust, according to a note the gay couple sent to their blogger pal. Martin Borger and Christopher Bridgeman claim there was no reason to remove the purple dildo from the suitcase and feel the sex toy was removed because Houston baggage handlers saw a man’s name was on the luggage tag.