TSA pulls pants off of elderly man during search

It always never fails to amaze us what sort of crazy screening the TSA is doing on everyday passengers. You’ve probably seen the pictures of the security officer frisking the nun at Detroit’s airport and were thinking what we were thinking — what is a nun going to sneak into an airport? But the TSA can’t discriminate against anyone based on their race, color, creed or age, so they have search even the most innocent looking people just like everyone else.

A 71 year old man was recently searched because he had a prosthetic knee, and the TSA officer went so far as to remove the man’s pants in plain sight of the checkpoint to insure that he wasn’t hiding anything. Check out the news coverage of the incident below — we’d be angry too!


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