After a test on a stroller set of an explosive detection alarm, agents proceeded to pat down an infant last Saturday.
Jacob Jester snapped a photo and posted it on his Twitter account with the following message.
“Just saw #tsa agents patting down a little baby at @KCIAirport. Pretty sure that’s extreme.”
The photo quickly went viral.
“I took the picture because I wouldn’t want that to happen to my own son. Not because I was furious, not because I was irate, not because I was gettin’ ready to throw down at the airport, but basically because what I watched is something I wouldn’t want to take place to my own son,” Jester said in an interview with Kansas City TV station KY-3.
This is the third high profile incident involving airport screening agents performing invasive pat-downs in the last several weeks. In early April, a father videotaped an agent in New Orleans running her hands all over his visibly upset daughter. He says after the search, his daughter began crying, fearing she’d done something wrong. A few weeks later, former Miss USA Susie Castillo made a tearful video after agents touched her genitalia during a pat-down. She said she came away feeling violated.Details