Nov 16, 2010
ODESSA – Last week, NewsWest 9 introduced you to one local woman who said the new TSA enhanced pat down screenings left her feeling violated. Her story, resonated with a local congressman who took action, and filed a complaint with Homeland Security. However, Ferguson isn’t the only one speaking out against the screenings.
Priscilla Smith of Odessa says she also felt violated by the pat down. However, she was patted down four months before the new pat down screenings were due to begin. Smith was getting ready to board a plane at the Midland Airport back in June. During security, she was pulled out of line by a female TSA agent who asked her to spread her legs for a screening.
“Stand with my legs apart, in a skirt, and they took the wand and they went up my dress,” Smith said.
Then, using the pat down method, the agent touched her chest and her bottom, in front of other passengers.
“I felt flush, I mean, there’s not family members that touch you like that, and this is a stranger. You just feel very embarrassed,” Smith said.
This article was posted: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 5:34 am