Are old ladies given to fibbing about their experience at airport security?
Two separate octogenarians say they were strip searched at JFK airport in New York. One 85-year old says she was strip searched. The next day, an 88-year old said she was forced to pull her pants down in a search.
The TSA doesn’t exactly say the women are lying, just that the events the women said happened, didn’t happen.
“TSA contacted the passenger to apologize that she feels she had an unpleasant screening experience; however, TSA does not include strip searches in its protocols and a strip search did not occur in this case.”
TSA blogger Bob Burns provides the latest on his investigation here.
He also suggests the arrest of four men in Georgia on terrorism charges is proof you can’t take the elderly lightly when it comes to security.