Saturday, December 3, 2011

85-Year-Old Woman May Sue TSA for Being Strip Searched

Lenore Zimmerman, an 85-year-old grandmother, threatens to sue the TSA after being subjected to a strip search at JFK airport.

Zimmerman, after visiting her son, was on her way back home to Florida when she was taken aside by two female TSA agents to a private room and stripped.

According to TSA spokeswoman, Lisa Farbstein, the agents followed proper procedures.

After Zimmerman had checked her bags and reached the security checkpoint, she asked the agents if she could forgo the advanced image technology screening. She feared that it might interfere with her defibrillator.

Zimmerman said that, in the past, the agents would just simply pat her down. In this instance, two female agents escorted her to a private room and began to remove her clothes. She further stated that when she tried to lift her walker off her lap, one of the metal bars banged her leg and caused her to bleed.

The agents, according to Zimmerman, continued to remove her pants and showed no sympathy to her as she bled during the search.

The TSA claims that the closed circuit television footage does not show any sign of injury to Zimmerman.

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