If only these stories weren't so common. Is it really making America safer when we're harassing elderly Americans and then having their hard earned cash go missing? Maybe someone at the TSA thinks this behavior is providing some benefit, but really, this is going nowhere and only hurting the country. If anything, these actions only prove that the bad guys have won.
This is disgraceful. It's even more of a disgrace that the political class finds it acceptable.
"When I was patted down, I've never before been touched in every part of my body before," Woodward said.
As the search went on, the couple — both widowed who met a few years ago at a bridge game and fell in love — became increasingly concerned about missing their flight.
Finally, they were released and told to retrieve their belongings. But only four bins were handed over to them. When Petti inquired about his $300, a senior security official was called over. Petti says this officer insinuated that they were mistaken about the missing cash, instructing the two to take off their shoes again, check their pockets again. "When I told him we were going to miss our flight he asked me if I was objecting or refusing his request." Petti says. "I said: 'No, I'd do anything I was asked, I would just like to know where my $300 went.' "