Friday, July 8, 2011

Let TSA Tell Its Tale. Anew

Herewith is a follow-up to the July 4 post "Let Freedom Ring:" Let it not be said that STSTT is unwilling to report both sides of an issue. Someone may be lying; or possibly two totally contradictory accounts of the same issue may both be true. Or yet again, as we have noted before, perhaps we have all fallen down a rabbit hole.

TSA says it did not ask elderly flier to remove diaper

By Rebecca Ruiz, Senior editor,
This weekend it was reported that a 95-year-old flier was subjected to an extensive pat-down at the Northwest Florida Regional Airport, which allegedly included a request that she remove her adult diaper in order to comply with the search. (See TSA asks 95-year-old woman to remove diaper for pat-down)

While original news reports indicated that the Transportation Security Administration and Department of Homeland Security had defended the search, the TSA issued a statement to on Monday saying that no one required the elderly woman to remove her diaper.

However, the woman's daughter, Jean Weber, told, "My story has not changed from my first contact with TSA at the airport."

Weber’s mother, Lena Reppert, was attempting to fly to Michigan to see family members as she battled the final stages of leukemia.

"My choices were to remove the Depends or not have her clear security," Weber said.

...or yet again, referring to the headline, perhaps it all depends upon what "it" is.


Sharkbytes said...

this story just is too bizarre- it seems like they could have found some better way to handle whatever they thought was amiss.

vanilla said...

Shark, the handling of the situation seems inappropriate, but itis just as bad, I think, to submit two "conflicting" explanations in a matter of days.