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TSA agent puzzled by D.C. ID: ‘Do you have a U.S.’ ID?

- The Washington Times - Friday, February 28, 2014

A Transportation Security Administration worker threw a traveler for a loop after scrutinizing her valid driver's license from Washington, D.C., and then asking her: Do you have something from the United States?

Ashley Brandt was flying home from the Grand Canyon a couple weeks back and presented her Washington, D.C., driver's license to the TSA security agent, the New York Post reported. The TSA agent did a double take.

"I don't know if we can accept these," the agent said, Ms. Brandt said in the New York Post. "Do you have a U.S. passport?

Ms. Brandt didn't have another identification with her, so the agent called a manager for advice.

Ms. Brandt told the New York Post: "I started thinking, 'Oh my gosh, I have to get home. Am I going to get home?' "

The manager ultimately approved the driver's license as a valid, U.S. identification card.

"D.C. is obviously not a state, but I didn't ever imagine it would be a problem," Ms. Brandt said, in the New York Post. "I mean, the whole population of D.C. has to use these. She didn't seem to know that it was basically the same as a state ID."

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