Video: Woman screams following TSA patdown


PHOENIX, Ariz. – Another video of a TSA patdown confrontation has gone viral, as a cell phone video captured a woman screaming that TSA officers in Phoenix’s Sky Harbor International Airport “just molested” her.

The video, captured by her son, shows the woman screaming frantically after a patdown that she “wants a police officer”. Various personnel, including police, TSA agents and Southwest Airlines representatives, tell him to turn off his camera, which he refuses to do.

The woman is escorted out of the screening area by Phoenix police officers midway through.

In an interview with AOL, her son, Ryan, claims that “he had witnessed his mother’s breasts being groped and that while his camera was off the TSA accused his family of being ‘hired actors’ and interrogating them about who they work for.”


  1. TSA says on its blog: “If you are taking pictures at or near the checkpoint, don’t be surprised if someone (TSA, airport police, or a curious passenger) asks you what you’re up to. We don’t prohibit public, passengers or press from photographing, videotaping, or filming at screening locations. You can take pictures at our checkpoints as long as you’re not interfering with the screening process or slowing things down.

    “We also ask that you do not film or take pictures of our monitors. However, while the TSA does not prohibit photographs at screening locations, local laws, state statutes, or local ordinances might. Your best bet is to call ahead and see what that specific airport’s policy is.”

    1. The reason they don’t want to allow any video (does anybody use “film” anymore?) by passengers is because it always results in bad press.

      Thousands of people groped and harassed daily while their 4th Amendment rights are violated, and not one single “terrorist” caught.

      TSA procedures aren’t just a joke, they’re illegal.

  2. this is a set up – there are loads of videos on YouTube of them doing to exact same thing at screening points. Stop wasting the public sectors time, put down the camera, and go see a psychotherapist.

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