A gay couple has sued Continental Airlines for emotional distress, alleging that the airline shamed them with a dildo.
Christopher Bridgemann and Martin Borger sued the airline this week, claiming that baggage workers removed a sex toy from their luggage and taped it to the outside of the suitcase for all to see, according to SF Weekly.
The men flew from Costa Rica to Houston on May 21, 2011, the newspaper reported. The men retrieved their luggage, then rechecked their bags onto a flight to Norfolk, Va.
At the baggage claim in Norfolk, they discovered, "to their horror, that a private sex toy had been removed from one of their bags, covered in a greasy foul-smelling substance and taped prominently to the top of their bag," according to the newspaper.
The couple claim severe emotional distress and further claim that they were singled out for the hazing because they are gay.
SF Weekly did not report what Continental's response was to the allegation.
A spokeswoman at United on Tuesday immediately clarified that Continental was merged with United two years ago. However, she did not have an immediate response to the SF Weekly story, saying she would have to look into it before responding in writing.