TSA agent stops reporter with D.C. license, doesn’t know it’s in United States

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One TSA employee in Orlando, Fla. apparently didn’t pay much attention in school — or to the news.

When Justin Gray, a reporter for Cox Media Group, tried to fly out of Orlando International Airport back to the District of Columbia, he showed his D.C. driver’s license to the TSA agent, which Gray said was up to date and valid.

The only problem?

The agent wanted to see Gray’s passport. Gray asked why he needed a passport,Orlando television station WFTV reports.

The agent said he didn’t recognize the license. Gray said he asked the agent if he knew what the District of Columbia is, and after a brief conversation Gray realized the man did not know.

He was able to get through security and then complained to a TSA supervisor. Gray also tweeted about the problem, and a TSA spokesman promptly responded, confirming that a D.C. license is a valid form of ID when flying.

As a result of this incident, all TSA agents in Orlando are being shown copies of a D.C. driver’s license.


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