TSA Working Hard to Save Us From 95-Year-Old Diaper Bombers
The Transportation Safety Agency announced on Sunday that it is standing by the June 18 decision of agents at the Northwest Florida Regional Airport to conduct an intrusive patdown inspection of a 95-year-old woman with leukemia who is in a wheelchair, which culminated in the elderly woman removing her Depends undergarment so that the agents could inspect the diaper for contraband or weapons.
The 95-year-old woman was en route to Michigan to visit relatives before moving in to a nursing home. Her daughter, Jean Weber, was traveling with her, and told reporters that she burst into tears watching her mother be subjected to the indignities. Because Ms. Weber started crying, the agents then moved on from the 95-year-old woman and subjected her daughter to an intrusive patdown, which resulted in such lengthy delays that Ms. Weber missed the flight to Michigan, and her mother traveled without her and without any underpants all the way north.