WBTV Charlotte had the courage and integrity necessary to follow up on one of our readers’ stories. Kudos to them and everyone else working around the nation to remedy TSA’s absolutely irresponsible failure to tell Americans what to expect at the airports. That is why Opt Out Day is so important: so we can prepare infrequent flyers for the new TSA security theatre.
Are children exempt for pat-downs at airport security? Not according to one man who says a TSA employee groped 6 year-old son at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
The alleged incident is part of the growing backlash over the full body scans and pat downs at airports nationwide.
WBTV found the anonymous submission on a blog, “We Won’t Fly.” The man says the incident happened earlier this month and he describes how his little boy was traumatized saying the TSA agent groped his groin and that the little boy left the checkpoint in tears.
The commenter says his son was aggressively patted down by a TSA employee.
“He was pleading for me to help him and I was admonished for trying to comfort him,” the comment on the blog states. “His genitals area was groped. He walked down to the plane in tears.”