Sunday, June 26, 2011

TSA Pats Down 95-Year-Old Woman, Orders Her to Remove Adult Diaper

A 95-year-old Florida woman in a wheelchair was strip-searched by TSA screeners and made to remove her adult diaper because it was "soiled," her daughter says in a complaint filed with the Homeland Security department.

The incident occurred last week at the Northwest Florida Regional Airport in Panama City. Here's the report in the Panama City News-Herald newspaper. Here is a later and more detailed report from CNN.

The TSA comment on diaper-desperadoes: "TSA cannot exempt any group from screening because we know from intelligence that there are terrorists out there that would then exploit that vulnerability."


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