Woman sues Yonkers Raceway over strip-search claim

A 65-year-old great-grandmother is suing Yonkers Raceway over claims she was strip-searched by a female guard last year.

Myrna Jones says her electronic playing card got stuck inside a video slot machine while at the Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway. She says she asked for help, but instead got accused of hiding the card in her bra.

Jones says she told a state trooper that she was playing two machines and asked to have a security officer open them both up. Jones claims at that point, security opened one machine, but when no card was found, she was taken into a back room. That's when she says she was strip-searched by a female security officer and held for two and half hours.

"I had a sweater and a shirt on. I pulled off the sweater, unhooked my bra and they told me to pull up my shirt," says Jones.

Jones was never arrested or charged with any crime. The suit, which is for unspecified damages, also names the security officer involved in the alleged incident.

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