My husband, son & I flew from Sioux Falls to Florida in May 2013. At the Sioux Falls airport, I went through the scanner and a young female TSA agent asked me, as I exited the scanner, to step over toward her. She said she needed to check my knees. I said “Excuse me??” She repeated that she needed to check my knees. I should point out that my knees are my own original knees, not replacements made of metal or whatever. She then proceeded to run her hands up and down the INSIDES OF MY THIGHS a few times, and came nowhere NEAR my knees. I didn’t complain about this, but I wish that I had. I felt really creeped out by what she did. But I felt so harassed by the whole TSA process in general that at the time, all I wanted to do was get out of that area and on toward the gate.
By: Mary Clausen