Outraged Dad Posts Video of TSA Patting Down Daughter Over Juice Box
A California father said his 10-year-old daughter was patted down by a TSA agent for nearly two minutes all because she forgot her juice box in a carry-on bag.
Kevin Payne said the female agent inappropriately touched daughter Vendela several times at Raleigh-Durham International Airport in North Carolina, and that she felt like screaming after it was over.
A TSA agent told Kevin it was proper procedure to pat her down after the alarm went off, also telling him that "we don't live in a 'make-sense' world."
Kevin said he hasn't made a formal complaint to the TSA but may do so depending on the reaction to his video.
Commenters on YouTube seem divided, with some saying the pat-down was a normal response to a false-positive test for explosive, though maybe shouldn't have been done in public, and another saying it was "nothing more than public molestation."
Let us know what you think!
UPDATE: Payne and his daughter talked to Sandra Smith on "Fox and Friends," and he said that what angered him most is that the TSA agents took no other steps before resorting to the pat-down.
Payne said that he feels the situation could have been easily resolved without a two-minute-long pat-down being needed.
He said Rep. Scott Peters' (D-CA) office contacted him and offered to help him with his formal complaint.
In a statement, the TSA said "screening procedures allow for the pat-down of a child under certain circumstances" and that in Payne's case, approved procedures were followed.
Watch the interview below.