Woman Screams the TSA 'Molested' Her after Pat Down (VIDEO)

by Libby Zay Subscribe to Libby Zay's posts Posted Jun 2nd 2011 12:00 PM

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"For God sakes somebody help me!" screams the woman as she demands the TSA agent be arrested.

For the next ten minutes, her son Ryan records what unfolds from his perspective at the back of the security checkpoint.

TSA agents, a Southwest employee and the Phoenix Police ask him to turn off his camera, but fail to provide him with a statute of law that claims he cannot film in a public area. So the tape continues to roll.

Midway through the video, his mother – still hysterical – is escorted out of the screening area by Phoenix Police. Moments later his dad runs out with his belt around his neck looking for her. The two chase after her, but the video ends.

Watch the video of the hysterical mother below:



Obviously there is some missing information here. How could his mother not be clued in to the controversy surrounding the "enhanced" TSA pat down introduced last fall? And was her reaction a little extreme? We reached out to the man behind the camera for answers, and this is what he had to say:

"Prior to the camera rolling, I had just gone through the metal detector and gathered my belongings as quickly as possible because I had witnessed my mother opt-out of the body scanners and get taken to the "pat-down" area. I was able to witness the actual groping that took place because I had just pulled out my phone from my luggage carry-on."

Ryan goes on to explain that he had witnessed his mother's breasts being groped and that while his camera was off the TSA accused his family of being "hired actors" and interrogating them about who they work for.

"It's quite alarming when they perked up and claimed to know all of us because my father and I have had multiple confrontations with the TSA regarding the body scanners," says Ryan.

Which brings in an interesting twist: TSA drama seems to be a family affair. In January, Ryan posted a similar video with his father as the subject of a TSA interrogation.

Watch the video of the father being interrogated below. Be forewarned, there is graphic language in the video:


"It's going on YouTube, I was waiting for this," says the son after being confronted by a TSA officer for videotaping. The TSA employee then tries to cover the camera with a screening bin.

"I was prepared all day today," he adds, going on to compare the TSA to the Gestapo, the secret police of Nazi Germany.

"You are either going to be molested or micro-waved like a TV dinner," he says several times as if having rehearsed his spiel.

Ex-MTV VJ and former Miss USA Susie Castillo also took to video to explain her anti-TSA position last month.

Is this family standing up for their rights, or just trying to get their fifteen minutes of fame? You decide.



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Bebop Smith

Legally, you are allowed to film all TSA activity. You are NOT allowed to film the x-ray monitor screen. This is taught in the screener class, and these 'agents' are well aware of the rules. They just didn't want to be filmed, and tried to bully their way into compliance. They should be ashamed! (but this is not a requirement for federal workers...)

July 25 2011 at 2:23 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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twckmakhloufi

This is the CIAs new propaganda tool. Make a video of a woman over reacting to a groping, then post the video and wait for the ridicule and mockery to begin. Why, YOU aren't going to over react like THIS woman, riiiight? YOU aren't a trouble maker, she's just doing it for "attention"- not like something YOU would do.. you are going to just be good and whizz right thru our invasive procedures without making ridiculous waves..

April 18 2012 at 8:14 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
shopper

In response to the reporter of this article, Libby Zay's question:

"Is this family standing up for their rights, or just trying to get their fifteen minutes of fame? You decide."

Yes they are standing up for their rights. And you, Miss Zay, appear to be an unprofessional reporter. as a REPORTER, you REPORT the news. You are not supposed to make snarky, uneducated, comments.

The woman reportedly was sexually assaulted (groped), her son tried to and documented most of the experience. The fact that this family has documented other seemingly inappropriate TSA behavior does only supports the facts.

Take a few journalism classes. It may help you.

June 13 2012 at 3:16 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
TeXasCoastFisherman

You're absolutely right about that, Mercman.
That skank and her freak family are just 'trailer park' trash who are trying to get something for nothing.
Can you imaging the TSA Employee seeing her coming down the line and thinking to himself, "oh yeah, now THERE's one hot lady" ?
---YUCK---

Hey Orca, I know that you are looking through every single article in the world to see what publicity you're getting, and if you happen to see my Comments here, Do Know that you're nothing but
a disgusting swine who will try to ruin HONEST peoples careers just so you can get Free Money.

The entire public is hurling chunks just thinking about you and your scumbag tribe !

July 23 2011 at 2:17 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
Mercman

Who would want to molest that hefer? She's nasty! This is staged in an effort to get $$ cause the fat biotch is too lazy to work.

July 17 2011 at 3:44 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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TeXasCoastFisherman

You're absolutely right about that, Mercman.
That skank and her freak family are just 'trailer park' trash who are trying to get something for nothing.
Can you imaging the TSA Employee seeing her coming down the line and thinking to himself, "oh yeah, now THERE's one hot lady" ?
---YUCK---

Hey Orca, I know that you are looking through every single article in the world to see what publicity you're getting, and if you happen to see my Comments here, Do Know that you're nothing but
a disgusting swine who will try to ruin HONEST peoples careers just so you can get Free Money.

The entire public is hurling chunks just thinking about you and your scumbag tribe !

July 23 2011 at 2:11 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
ScuzzyD

Anyone check their address? Wonder if they live next door to ballon boy.

July 15 2011 at 2:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mitzi

If you board a plane you will be molested by TSA. Take the train. The woman was not hysterical, she is the victim of sexual assault.

July 14 2011 at 2:24 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
pabs

Why is this woman hysterical? Someone touching your breasts, be it intentional or not should not bring this kind of hysterics on a NORMAL person. She's a freak!!!!!

July 13 2011 at 3:05 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
Mr Loud

We can only hope this stupid women is on the next plane that blows up.

July 13 2011 at 2:44 PM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply
beerwynavenue

These people are lunatics....really....get a life.

July 13 2011 at 2:00 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
Robert

We have allowed our fear of Box-cutters and terrorists to give the TSA wayy too much power !!! The TSA has taken the STASI and GESTAPO play book to get away with their antics.

The TSA needs to be broken and their criminals tossed in jail. If they cant quote the law then its made-up !! A SWORN LAW ENFORCEMENT officer can quote you the law they are hitting you with. The TSA rent a cops are not POLICE !!!!!!!

July 13 2011 at 1:36 PM Report abuse -4 rate up rate down Reply
ktbug77396

This is truly a crazy family just looking to create havoc and find a little fame in all of it. They need to be put on the "No Fly List". Every single time they purchase a ticket whether it be online or in person they automatically agree to the stipulations of flying which include security procedures. If they choose not to read those Terms and Conditions, that is their own fault.

As for Nazi Germany... the guy is an idiot... the people in Germany did not choose to get on those trains headed for death camps. This ridiculous family chooses to get on an airplane which by the way because of fanatics like this we have had to tighten our security. If they don't want to be "microwaved" or "molested" get in a car or a bus, or a boat if they are going over water, or even a train. Just stay out of the air. Because heaven knows, these will be the first people to want to sue someone if and when a terrorist ends up on a plane with them and takes a plane down again with one of their family members on it.

If we need to be searched to TRY to keep our airways safer, then so be it. I would rather be a little put out for a moment and be safe and alive than have that "perfect" walk through the airport only to end up blown apart by some nut and obviously very dead.

I hope that this couple only has the one offspring, because I cannot bear the thought of any more freaks like this wandering around.

July 10 2011 at 5:45 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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Robert

Yes you are correct, but learn your history. The German public VOTED Hilter in as Vice Chancellor in 1932. He and Hindenberg promised a return to German greatness and reurn of German diginity. On Hindenbergs Death, Hitler took over as chancellor and began his transformation of Germany in small steps.

Trading in freedoms and liberties to be "safe" has guarenteed nether. Your use of the trains to the death camps is assinine !! The Average German citizen and soon those of the occupied nations had to carry ID papers to be viewed on demand by any Soldier, SS or Gestapo. That trait has been copied by most Comunist nations . During WW2 German citizens could not move freely within their OWN COUNTRY !!

July 13 2011 at 1:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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E. M.

German-occupied Poland didn't vote in diddly.

October 02 2011 at 8:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down
twckmakhloufi

Robert, will you use social networks and the web to pass this on, I am only one person. The CIA is using this as a TOOL to induce ridicule at people who over react at this procedure. They even hire shills to leave comments: "she's ugly" "gah, it's JUST a pat down.." "I would never do THAT" This video was not only made BY the CIA, and the media is complicit in this deception. This is part of their emotional response technique, so we tell ourselves we will not react like THAT terrible stupid ridiculous woman did.. do you see? So, please, will you pass this on, and once you are on to their tricks, you can spot them easily in many other posts as well. Thank you

April 18 2012 at 8:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down
Robert

I forgot this gem, pose for your National Idenity Card coming soon !!!! Your Papers Please, Sir; The reason for you being here ???

July 13 2011 at 1:49 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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