Homeland Security conducts panty raid at Kansas City retailer
KANSAS CITY — A woman hoping to support and cash in on her hometown team ended up having a run-in with Homeland Security this week, according to a report.
The Kansas City Star reported that Peregrine Honig had developed a line of women’s underwear with the inscription “Take the Crown” and a large “KC” printed across the bottom, winking at the Kansas City Royals baseball team, which began its pursuit of the World Series on Tuesday night.
The underwear was set to hit store shelves in Honig’s Birdies Panties shop earlier that day. That was until Honig said she was quite literally panty raided by two Homeland Security agents.
“There were two guys,” Honig told the newspaper. “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.”
Honig said she was informed that by connecting the “K” and the “C” on her panty design, she was infringing on a Major League Baseball copyright.
Though she said it was a bizarre incident, Honig agreed to discontinue the use of the logo and said the Homeland Security agents were nice.
“You could tell they felt like they were kicking a puppy,” she said.