TSA pat-down security checks at US airports has flared up yet another passenger, after her 95 years old mother was asked to remove her adult diaper at Northwest Florida Regional Airport, on Friday.
Jean Weber of Destin, filed a complaint against America’s Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) following humiliation her mother and she faced during pat-down search.
Weber’s elderly mother, who is a leukemia patient and was on a wheel chair, was asked to remove an adult diaper after TSA officials said the diaper was wet and impeding their search, said media reports.
“It’s something I couldn’t imagine happening on American soil. Here is my mother, 95 years old, 105 pounds, barely able to stand, and then this,” a distressed Weber told media.
Responding to her complaint and defending its intrusive airport security rules, TSA said in a statement on Sunday: We have reviewed the circumstances involving this screening and determined that our officers acted professionally and according to proper procedure, the federal agency said.
People seemed resented on the issue as was evident on discussion forums on various social media communities.
“I have never seen anyone other than children, people in wheelchairs and middle age or elderly women getting the enhanced security at the TSA checkpoints. Who are they kidding! I support the Texas effort to make these types of pat downs in Texas a crime,” Warren Wojiski of Portland, Oregon, said on an anti-TSA Facebook page.