Today I was subject to an awful pat down. I was selected for random screening. I had already removed my coat and shoes when the random alarm went off. I was then told I had to remove a cotton vest I was wearing and I refused. I said, I removed my coat and I am not removing this cotton vest. The first TSA agent said I had to. I refused. They called a supervisor who came after making me wait 10 minutes and said I had to removed my scarf around my neck. I then entered the machine. I think they have buttons in the back where they can select to give you the yellow boxes because I JD one on my left shoulder and left hip
THERE WAS NOTHING ON MY SHOULDER AND NOTHING IN MY PANT POCKETS. I was wearing a watch on one hand and a bracelet on the other and yet neither on those rendered yellow boxes.
The agent then placed their hands inside my waistline all around. Now what does the inside of my waistline have to do with a yellow box on my left hip
She then patted down my crotch from the front and the back. Moved her hands all up and down my crotch and patted the front of my vagina as officer Swain and others watched strattera dosage. Seriously. This is what is keeping us safe in America? We have serious issues here if we continue to allow these TSA agents to exert their ignorances. TSA is an embarrassment to the USA
By: Angela Zotos
The stupid tsa employees are in LAX they don’t know passports from other countries
By: Ralph scott
I get that this website would be a bane to the TSA’s existence. But there’s been a spate of comments as of late, and those comments all seem to be originating from the same IP address in the time period that they’re coming in. For example, the last four comments that have come in all say they are different people, and different email addresses. But take a look (click to embiggen; email addresses blacked out for their own security):
The name is different – but the IP address is all the same. Seeing as how all of the comments are – while not necessarily pro-TSA – are all critical of the person who reported the story, it seems that maybe the TSA is doing a little PR here? They’re not doing it with out consent, and yes, they have every right to comment. But why hide behind a multitude of fake email addresses and names?
I am so glad I found this site!! I’ve lived in East Boston for the majority of my life (33 yrs now) and I gotta say some of these TSA agents really lack common sense, tack professionalism and just manners. Where in the world do they hire these pervs and low life’s from!?! I fly out of Logan at least once a year to visit my brother in Florida and each time some of these TSA agents ask you the most obvious questions, “do you live in East Boston?” Yes sir I do, that’s what my Drivers License says, you know, the one you just saw…I had a female agent about the age of 50 slowly creep up to me while I tackle with the removal of my shoes and jacket to add to the mass of piled bins on their conveyer belt due to the lack of Supervision…she squints her eyes and proceeds to tell me to “pick up my pants!”. Yea granny give me a moment so I can collect myself…I am short and a little hefty, it’s gonna require a little work for us chubby guys.. you un-educated tack-less old shoe!! Massport or whomever please hire folks with at least a GED! Some of these clowns can barely contain their hatred of their position never mind their disdain for the sea of humanity that flow day in day out. Its like we’re cows being packed for the slaughter for their amusement!! Sick!!!
(The problem is global. I will better if I can finally publish this)
I am not going to exaggerate or embellish at all here: truth is stranger than fiction.
Having already passed through the metal detector on my way through the security screen at the airport in Panama city, I watched people, men and women, in line ahead of me opening their pants for a dark haired, nervous gentleman with an excited and happy look on his face. One by one, every man and woman compliantly and readily opened the buckles and grippers at the front of their pants. The security inspector would lean forward slightly, look down the open pantolenes and then send the passenger on to the secure area and gates. How ridiculous, I thought. Is the metal detector ineffective? Then why use it? Does looking down a persons pants front at their underwear constitute a search? If only, I thought, I had Not worn undershorts that day – what a thrill the inspector would be treated to then. Perhaps that is what he was hoping for – a person, like a sockless Einstein, who does not wear underwear.
I understand that logic and common sense have no role in Security theater, but I was too disgusted to remain silent. When I had advanced to about 5th or 6th in line and saw clearly what was happening at the front I began guffawing and objecting loud enough to be heard well. ” Bullshit! Stupidity! Not me, Buster! Sickness and Insanity!” The nerrvous pervert at the front stepped back to me and asked confrontationally, “What’s your problem?” I told him, “Don’t touch me. This is sick!” ” Come with me,” he ordered. I was taken to a small cubicle adjacent to the line and ordered to stand. I told him, “No tocar!” The security inspector knelt down on his knees before me and an armed and uniformed security guard stood behind the inspector, looking over his head watching me. The inspector, on his knees in perfect position for giving a blow job, look up at me unwaveringly in my eyes as he then reached behind me, placed his hands on my buttocks, on hand on each side of my ass, and made gentle, circular motions with his hands, caressing my ass for about 6 or 7 seconds in this manner and looking up into my eyes the whole time. Needless to say I was shocked and disgusted by every aspect of this sick proceeding.
The inspector then rose to his feet and ordered me to drop my pants, which I did. What would you do? I had a flight to catch, a $900 nonrefundable ticket and serious business thousands of miles away. So I dropped my pants. The security inspector AND THE ARMED GUARD BEHIND HIM then stared intently and silently at the manly bulge at the front of my undershorts. Wordlessly, they both stared directly at my bulge steadily for a solid 30 seconds. I was then told that I pulled up my pants and walked out. Outside the cubicle I told the weirdo that he was crazy, and he asked me again, “What’s your problem?” I told him I had no problem, I have an opinion. I looked carefully at his name tag and told him that I wanted his name so I could write about him on the Internet. “I don’t care.” I forget his name, but he is one asshole whose face I will never forget.
I’ve been waiting a few months now to write my story as soon as I saw an appropriate article and had the time. On my return trip, I avoided passing through security in Panama by reserving a seat on a connecting flight instead of spending the night in Panama and continuing the next day. I sat instead in the Panama airport for 2 or 3 hours waiting for the connecting flight and letting the ticket for last leg of my return flight expire unused.
By all rights, in a normal world, I should have demanded that the creep summon his supervisor. I should then have demanded that the supervisor call for a city police officer – policia de Ciudad de Panama – and I should the have made a formal legal charge against both of the two creeps who abused me. Sexual assualt. And then of course I would be forever banned from every airport in theworld and unable to return home.
I told this story to a few people during thecourse of my travels exactly as I have here. Maybe nowthat I have made an Internet record of it I will feel a little better.
Never seen such a bunch of hateful, mean TSA agents as I did at DFW Terminal D on 9/22/16. They were rude to everyone who didn’t go exactly to their expectations. You can tell they spend their break-times bitching about how much they hate travelers.
F you TSA Dallas, you guys suck.
When I was sent though the 360 xray. They wanted to take me into a private room I as a stronge headed woman said no click this. What ever you do, do it here in the open. I did not realize the blouse I was wearing had metal threating running through it. I guess they were as blind as me. To make a long story short, they found nothing. But when I went to retrieve my carry on items in my bind was a cell phone that was not mine. I brought it to the agent checking my laptop. I handed it to him he said ok with his back to me he threw the cell phone into my case. I found it when I got to New Zeland. For whoever the phone belongs to I am sorry you lost it. I was also told that 360 machine does off falsely quite often.
Sorry again for the lost of cell at LAX, notiy me if it is yours that you lost on the same evening and I will return it to you,.. So much for these agants doing their job correctly now I wonder what I am missing.
By: Barbara Bowman
Came through Logan Airport at 5:40pm 9/18/16. Went through the ‘raise hands’ full body scanner. TSA Agent pulled me aside and asked me about my pants. He then told me I was going to have a pat down. He first used the hand electronic wand all over my body. He told me he was going to put his ‘hands’ in my pants. I was in shock, 4 other agents circle around me when they saw my face. I offered to take my jeans off, he said no.
He did the pat down every inch of my body. He then placed his hands on me and circled and touched the outline of my ‘private’ area in front of my pants. He then stood up and put his hands into my pants and circled his fingers all around my waist-on the inside.
You-TSA, are a disgrace to this Great Country! Born and raised in America, never did I imagine I would be sexually accosted by a government agent, never.
This was obviously just a opportunity for bored security workers to see if they can create a scene, putting their hands ‘down a mans pants’.
And this is the airport where the 9/11 terrorists carried out their attack. Shame on you Logan Airport, nothing has changed you remain a disgrace.
I went through a scanner at BWI airport and the scanner showed a red marker on my bare skin, I was molested by a 5 foot nothing so called officer probably out of kindergarden, put her hands in the rim of my jeans and feklt round 5 times, 5 times she touches my lady part like proper touched, then across my boobs, took around 15 minuites, repeating everything 5 times, I asked for a room, she refused and said no, this was done in full view of the whole check in line, she seemed to enjoy doing this, I am from the UK, makes me now feel the USA is now nothing more than a bunch of bullying idiots and phedofils as I aslo saw a kid being molested, avoid BWI airport, I have seen more respectful criminals.
Here is my word for word complaint to TSA
I understand that airport security is important and that TSA
believes that harassing travelers and United States citizens and
taking away privacy rights is something the American people have
no say in because “security” comes before freedom now even though
9/11 was 15 years ago. Why does TSA offer a “pre-check” line if
it just makes passengers feel like criminals?
I feel violated and harassed by April. She was rude, nasty and
I TOLD TSA the boots I was wearing had metal buckles. They told
me to leave them on anyway. Of course I set off the metal
detector. Then I am told to take off my boots like I originally
I walk through the metal detector again and I get the “random
TSA forces me through your porno booth with unhealthy X-rays to
take a naked picture of me. They tell me to go back in the porno
booth. I look at the picture where my “weapons of mass
destruction”are supposedly being smuggled. I realize I have two
small metal looking beads on the tie of my skirt.
I lift up my dress and show the male TSA agent. He asks me to
move my skirt to the side so it won’t show up on the porno pic.
He makes me GET BACK in the porno booth. Why that was ok I don’t
It wasn’t good enough. Enter “April” who basically spoke to me
VERY rudely and decided it was ok to very roughly put her hands
on my belly and then yank on my left wrist because I had a HAIR
TIE on it. NO metal on the hair tie. Could I possibly be hiding a
bomb under my HAIR TIE?
She was rude, she was rough, she made me feel like a criminal and
like I was messing up her day when her job is to protect ME.
So here I am being told by TSA that I have a pre check to make
things easier. I have a father who must walk with cane with an
actual hip replacement and he does not get harassed. But no, I
end up going through the metal detector TWICE, the porno booth
TWICE and then I am searched physically and rudely treated by
April when I told TSA before going through the metal dector I was
I was so flustered and upset I lost my boarding pass during the
violation of my personal body but the gate agents were very nice
and helpful unlike TSA.
If your agents hate their job and hate people they have no
business being employed by you
Was I pinpointed by TSA? I was picked out for this treatment?
Nice Pre check. Way to go. If you are going to continue to harass
American citizens then at least have your staff behave
professionally and correctly. There was no reason for April to
treat me that way.
Please go ahead and watch the tapes I know you record
I expect an answer from TSA as to why you allow your staff to
operate this way and why you offer a pre check that turns into a
I paid hundreds of dollars to travel and EVERY time the worst
part is TSA
The worst part is you don’t operate the same at any airport. When
I first flew in I somehow got through the metal dector with a
sterling silver necklace on that I forgot to take off and no one
says a WORD. That TSA staff was nice, respectful and friendly
unlike your TSA agents in Pittsburgh
I want to know how you plan to resolve this. I will also be very
aware if you put me on some list to further harass me when I fly.
I am not a criminal I am not a terrorist and this agency needs to
get their customer service together. It would have been much
easier to be searched 5 fucking times for a BEAD on my SKIRT had
TSA not acted like complete assholes