Man Sues TSA for Spilling His Mother’s Ashes All over the Place

If you were flying somewhere to spread your mother’s ashes, as per her requests, you’d be upset if something happened to the ashes, right? Well, an Ohio man is suing the TSA for spilling his mother’s ashes while searching through his suitcase.

Shannon Thomas filed suit after, he claims, not receiving any kind of response of apology from the TSA for the actions of its agents. Exactly two years ago this past Sunday, Thomas was flying from Cleveland to D.C. to Puerto Rico, where he would spread his mother’s ashes, as per her wishes.

Well, at the San Juan airport, he discovered a TSA bag-inspection notice on his bag, and when he opened it, the urn was ajar and his mother’s ashes were spilled over everything. The lawsuit claims Thomas “suffered severe and persistent emotional distress and mental anguish,” and is targeting the TSA for “negligent infliction of emotional distress,” among other things.

Thomas is claiming $750,000 in damages from the TSA.

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