Claire Hirschkind couldn’t go through the stripsearch scanner because of a pacemaker-type device in her chest. So she was taken to a female TSA officer to be groped.
“I told them, ‘No, I’m not going to have my breasts felt,’ and she said, ‘Yes, you are,’ ” Hirschkind told KVUE in Austin.
After refusing to acquiesce, she was arrested.
“The police actually pushed me to the floor, and handcuffed me,” she said. “I was crying by then. They drug me 25 yards across the floor in front of the whole security.”
Hirschkind had planned to visit friends in California for Christmas. Now she’s banned from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.
Some day we’ll have a sane security system that doesn’t treat every citizen as if we were criminals.