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85-year-old woman may sue TSA after being strip searched at JFK Airport

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NICHOLAS HIRSHON
New York Daily News [1]
December 3, 2011

85 year old woman may sue TSA after being strip searched at JFK Airport image

An 85-year-old Long Island grandmother says she plans to sue the TSA after a humiliating strip search on Tuesday by agents at JFK Airport.

“I walk with a walker — I really look like a terrorist,” she said sarcastically. “I’m tiny. I weigh 110 pounds, 107 without clothes, and I was strip-searched.”

She said she normally gets patted down. But this time, she says that two female agents escorted her to a private room and began to remove her clothes.

As she tried to lift a lightweight walker off her lap, she says, the metal bars banged against her leg and blood trickled from a gash.

“My sock was soaked with blood,” she said. “I was bleeding like a pig.”

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