Police said Greg Denny, 37, of Hemet, went to Cherriebelle Hibbard's home on Jan. 15, handcuffed her at gunpoint and forced her husband, who is his cousin, to buy a plane ticket. He then used a fake badge to get through security at Lindberg Field Airport and put her on a plane to her home country, where she remains, according to a police report. Denny was arrested three days later, after his cousin Craig Hibbard realized that he was not a U.S. marshal. Riverside County District Attorney spokesman John Hall said prosecutors have not decided whether he will face charges, which could be state or federal. In his letter, the congressman quoted TSA spokeswoman Suzanne Trevino as saying that Denny "apparently followed the law enforcement procedures." "If TSA screening officers followed guidelines, then the existing procedure is fundamentally flawed," Issa wrote. "On the other hand, if TSA agents did not adhere to procedure, then the officers suffer from either a lack of training or extreme complacency."
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