ABC News 13
Nov 12, 2010
“I felt violated. I felt abused,” Mr Mollman said.
The 54-year-old Missouri City man had recently undergone surgery and was on pain medication. He was headed home to Houston when a TSA officer stopped him as he was going through security at the Fort Lauderdale airport.
Mollman was patted down and taken to a body scanner, where he claims a TSA officer inappropriately touched him in what was now his third search.
“I was wearing shorts at the time – between the underwear, right on the skin, all the way around the back, all the way around my front, 360 degrees, touched inappropriately,” he said.
Mollman, who by this point is humiliated, says he was never given a reason for the invasive searches and was sent on his way.
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“This was an assault. This was no different than a sexual assault,” said KTRK Legal Analyst Joel Androphy.
Thomas Mollman says he’ll never look at flying the same way again.