- The Washington Times - Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A lingerie shop owner in Kansas City says her store was raided by Homeland Security agents Monday morning over a few dozen pair of panties she made in honor of her hometown baseball team.

Peregrine Honig, owner of Honig’s Birdies Panties shop in Crossroads, said she designed the Lucky Royals boyshorts that were set to go on sale Tuesday.

That is until federal agents showed up at her door and demanded she surrender the illegal undergarments.

“They came in and there were two guys” Ms. Honig told the Kansas City Star. “I asked one of them what size he needed and he showed me a badge and took me outside. They told me they were from Homeland Security and we were violating copyright laws.”

The panties, printed in Kansas City by Lindquist Press, read, “Take the Crown,” with “KC” across the bottom, the newspaper reported.

Officers reportedly explained that by connecting the “K” and the “C,” she infringed on major league baseball copyright. The panties were confiscated and Ms. Honig said she signed a statement saying she wouldn’t use the logo, the Star reported.

According to her Facebook page, Ms. Honig appears to be working on an alternative design for the panties, with a mock-up that reads, “Royal tease.”

“Can I get away with this?” she asked followers on her public page, receiving more than 100 likes.

The Kansas City Royals ended up losing 7-1 to the San Francisco Giants Tuesday in Game 1 of the World Series.

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