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3-Year-Old Boy In Wheelchair Subjected to Extensive TSA Search

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Just when you think you’ve heard it all about the TSA and their suspected “terrorist threats,” they come up with something even more asinine.

At a Chicago airport, a 3-year-old boy in a wheelchair was subjected to an extensive search by TSA officials. The boy and his family were on their way to Disney World, when the boy was pulled out of line at a security checkpoint and patted down. The parents were not allowed to touch their son or hold his hand during the search, but the father was able to record the search on his iPhone camera.

“My little boy wanted me to come over to hold his hand and give him a hug,” Dubiel [the father] wrote in commentary embedded in the video. “He was trembling with fear. Instead, we had to pretend this was ‘ok’ so he didn’t panic.”

Dubiel can be heard reassuring his son through the ordeal, which lasted more than three minutes. At one point, the agent swabbed the wheelchair, the child’s cast and his hands, and even made the boy lift up his shirt.

This is absolutely ridiculous, even for the TSA. Take a look at the video; the little boy is absolutely terrified that this strange guy is patting him down.  Does this frightened little boy really look like a security threat to you? Of course not.

Come on TSA, have a little common sense!

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