From CBS 2:
[Lara] Tepper bought her latest LIRR ticket just like always – at the window of the Hicksville station.
But when she boarded the train last Wednesday, the conductor punching tickets told her it was a fake.
"Automatically, I said, 'No it's not, I bought it from the office,'" Tepper said.
But after several conductors looked it over, Tepper was turned over to the MTA Police, who detained her in a holding cell for hours while they checked out her story.
Tepper said police took her jewelry, phone, money – even her belt and shoes.
"They treated me like I was a criminal," she said.
As it turned out, Tepper wasn't lying, and the conductor had been mistaken. When MTA Police checked with Hicksville hours later, they learned that the station was using a roll of outdated stock paper to print tickets.