Recently, not content with "enhanced screening" of six year old girls, the Transportation Security Administration took their procedures to the other extreme as they forced a 95-year old woman to remove her adult diaper during an "enhanced pat-down" in a private screening area.
The daughter is now filing a complaint with the Department of Homeland Security.
"Jean Weber of Destin filed a complaint with the Department of Homeland Security after her 95-year-old mother was detained and extensively searched last Saturday while trying to board a plane to fly to Michigan to be with family members during the final stages of her battle with leukemia.
Her mother, who was in a wheelchair, was asked to remove an adult diaper in order to complete a pat-down search.
“It’s something I couldn’t imagine happening on American soil,” Weber said Friday. “Here is my mother, 95 years old, 105 pounds, barely able to stand, and then this.”
A DHS representative contacted the daughter last week and told her the screeners were simply following procedure.
“Then I thought, if you’re just following rules and regulations, then the rules and regulations need to be changed,” she said.
Weber said she plans to file additional complaints next week.
“I’m not one to make waves, but dadgummit, this is wrong. People need to know. Next time it could be you.”