It’s something we all have to put up with if we have to fly on a plane. Once you get to the “security” checkpoint, the U.S. Constitution is no longer binding. Everyone is treated as a potential terrorist. There are no exceptions. Well, unless you might actually be a terrorist, in which case the TSA wouldn’t want to be guilty of racial profiling. They wouldn’t want to offend anyone.
A forgotten Capri Sun juice pouch left inside a 10-year-old girl’s carry-on bag before a post-holiday flight apparently led to a pat-down that her father captured on video and posted to YouTube on Jan. 1, calling it a “heinous act.”
Kevin Payne of San Diego filmed his daughter’s encounter with the U.S. Transportation Security Administration agent on Dec. 30 at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport following the TSA agent’s discovery of the offending liquid, according to the San-Diego Union Tribune. When the bag tested false-positive for explosives, the agent pulled daughter Vendela aside to administer a pat-down.
According to Payne, the agent proceeded to pat Vendela down for nearly 2 minutes – a process that he says included the repeated “groping” of her buttocks, thighs, chest, and pelvic area. Payne captioned the video with his commentary as the pat-down continued, slowing down some of the actions for apparent emphasis.
“My goal was just to clear security as quickly as possible so we could make our flight even though I knew that in my mind they shouldn’t be doing what they were doing,” Payne said, according to NBC San Diego. “I didn’t want to make an issue of it there or then because it wasn’t the time or place and I didn’t want to further traumatize my daughter.”
“I want to scream, but they will arrest me,” he wrote in a caption seen in the video.
Even ten-year-olds get the Nazi treatment. In this case, it was because of juice box that was in her luggage. Apparently, it tested (false) positive for explosives. Then an agent had to pat the girl down for the next two minutes. Two minutes may not seem like a long time, but when it’s the length of time your own daughter is being groped by an agent, it’s an eternity. See the video for yourself: