4-Year Old Gets TSA Pat-Down Following Hug From Grandma

Chris Morran writes on the Consumerist:

Kids today. They say and do the darndest things, even under the watchful eye of the Transportation Security Administration. So who knows what happens when your 4-year-old daughter gives grandma a hug at the airport security checkpoint. In addition to that peck on the cheek, a deadly weapon may have been exchanged.

A few readers have pointed to a story on Facebook, posted by a Montana mom who was flying home from Kansas with her two young children and their grandmother.

According to the poster, she and her kids got through the checkpoint without trouble but grandma had triggered the alarm. She went through the scanner again, but the screener could not firmly ID what was setting off the alarm, and grandma was asked to have a seat and wait for a pat-down.

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6 Comments on "4-Year Old Gets TSA Pat-Down Following Hug From Grandma"

  1. feel safe yet? 

    • emperorreagan | Apr 26, 2012 at 3:12 pm |

      Not until the TSA starts tasing children and the elderly like the regular police.

  2. Get rid of the TSA, unless you believe their idiotic scam.

  3. They should have let them close down the entire airport and made a real spectacle out of this mess.  

  4. The TSA is a perfect example of how robot systems work.

    Fortunately for the TSA the ‘Merkin edumacation system
    produces human robots that know how to slavishly follow the program
    without ever having to use their brains.
    That’s the ‘Merican Way!

  5. As a typical four year old girl, she already has the ability to alter weather patterns with her mind and psy-jam navigational equipment, so if anything they should take extra care not to upset her. 

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