Molly Hill took her dream holiday to the US but faced a nightmare when she was literally forced to strip and squat in front of the officers before being thrown behind bars.
The 26-year-old was taking a holiday to Hawaii with her boyfriend Ross Maidl, but the custom officers pulled her aside in Honolulu airport.
The officers suspected that she might be planning to overstay her visa after reading notes in her diary that said: ‘last day at work’ and ‘going away drinks.’
They drilled her for hours together and finally made her strip and squat before imprisoning her one night before her birthday.
Ms. Hill said she was still shaken.
‘I still can’t believe it, it all feels so surreal,’ she said.
She said the nightmare began when customs saw she planned to stay in the US for 88 days and began combing her luggage in a holding room.
‘They were convinced I wanted to immigrate illegally. They searched my luggage, and saw my diary had notes like ‘going away drinks’ and ‘last day at work’. This is normal before a long holiday,’ she said.