If you’ve been to an airport recently, you’ve probably seen security randomly select people for extra screenings. But in a CBS 2 investigation, some female travelers say there was nothing random about it. They claim agents hand-selected them with something else in mind.
Ruth Sherman, 89, and Lenore Zimmerman, 85, both said they were strip searched.
Lenore Zimmerman, 85, was angry and embarrassed after what she claims was a strip search at Kennedy Airport. Now another woman in her 80s said she was exposed one day before at the very same terminal.
With the Thanksgiving holiday just days away, travelers are dreading not just the long lines, but the pat-downs some say are way too intrusive.
TSA administrator John Pistole says he has received the new pat-down, as has his boss, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.
As airports across the country roll out the Transportation Security Administration’s new, high tech full body x-ray machines, an alternative is being offered to those who feel that the scanners don’t leave enough to the imagination.