Developmentally Disabled Man Harassed by TSA

From MyFoxDetroit:

The family was going through security when two TSA agents singled Drew Mandy out for a special pat down. Drew is severely mentally disabled. He’s 29, but his parents said he has the mental capacity of a two-year-old, which made the experience that followed at metro Detroit’s McNamera Terminal that much harder to deal with.

“You have got to be kidding me. I honestly felt that those two agents did not know what they were doing,” Mandy told us.

Dr. Mandy claimed they asked Drew to place his feet on the yellow shoe line, something he didn’t understand. They proceeded to pat his pants down, questioning the padding which was his adult diapers. When the agents asked Drew to take his hand and rub the front and back of his pants so they could swab it for explosives, his dad stepped in and tried to explain that Drew was mentally challenged.

“They said, ‘Please, sir, we know what we’re doing,’” Mandy said.

(via Boing Boing)

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  1. Cornjob,

    Doesn’t sound like they know much of anything.

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  2. To be fair, he was carrying a hammer and the TSA guys were obviously intimidated by it. Plastic toy hammers can terrify the untrained.

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  3. DreamDevil,

    “Fast food workers with badges”

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