Breast Cancer Survivor Says TSA Humiliated Her With Patdown
TSA now apologizing
A breast cancer survivor says she was humiliated with a chest pat down by TSA agents at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York last week.
"I have been through emotional and physical hell this past year due to breast cancer," business consultant Lori Dorn wrote on her Website. "The way I was treated by these TSA agents added a s------- of insult to injury and caused me a great deal of humiliation."
She says she offered to show them a card in her wallet describing the expanders, but the TSA agents didn't take notice.
TSA spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein said that the medical documentation wouldn't have spared her a patdown, but that it would have been done privately.
TSA's Social Media Analyst Bob Burns apologized on the agency's blog. "We do our best to treat passengers with the dignity and respect they deserve, but in Lori Dorn's case, it looks like we missed our mark," he wrote. "We sincerely regret and apologize for the experience Mrs. Dorn had at JFK.