TSA Denies Requiring Elderly Woman To Remove Diaper … Unless She Wanted To Get On The Plane

Recent anger at the TSA (yet again), over removing an elderly woman’s adult diaper, has garnered a response from the TSA themselves.

The TSA is flat out denying requiring the woman to remove her diaper.

“We have reviewed the circumstances involving this screening and determined that our officers acted professionally, according to proper procedure and did not require this passenger to remove an adult diaper.”

Interesting.  Why would there be such a firestorm over the issue then?

The woman’s daughter, Jean Weber, told CNN on Monday that the TSA agents acted professionally and never ordered the removal of her mother’s diaper. However, Weber said the agents made it clear that her mother could not board the plane unless they were able to inspect the diaper.

Adding later …

the options offered them were to remove the diaper or “she was not going to get on the plane.”

So technically they didn’t require her to remove her diaper … unless she wanted to get on the plane.

The TSA gave them this option after a pat-down revealed the diaper to be wet and firm.  It should be noted that the TSA did not remove the diaper.  She was allowed to go to the bathroom and remove it.

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Posted on June 27, 2011, in Big Government, Dumbassery, Police Abuse and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on TSA Denies Requiring Elderly Woman To Remove Diaper … Unless She Wanted To Get On The Plane.

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