Elderly and deaf woman ends up jailed with broken arm after Austin airport agent calls police on her

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A deaf Florida woman may hit the city of Austin, Texas with a lawsuit after she was arrested and jailed during her three-hour layover at Austin-Berg­strom International Airport in September of 2022, The Austin Chronicle reports. When Karen McGee, 71, discovered there was another plane at her gate headed to the same destination, according to The Austin Chronicle, she asked a ticket agent “if she could switch her ticket to this flight.” Although she had difficulty understanding the agent “because her hearing aids weren’t working well,” she “understood the answer was no” and proceeded to ask anot…

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