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TSA denies it strip-searched 85-year-old Long Island grandmother

Furious grandma vows to sue agency

December 5, 2011


“They’re lying to protect their a– because they’re afraid of being sued — and they will be sued,” Zimmerman fumed from her winter home in Coconut Creek, Fla.

“Why would I make up this story?” Zimmerman added. “In my wildest dreams, I couldn’t think of such a thing happening.”

Zimmerman was on her way to a Fort Lauderdale-bound flight when she asked if she could forgo the advance image technology screening equipment, fearing it might interfere with her defibrillator.

“They took me into a private screening room and pulled my pants down and then pulled down my underwear,” the 4-feet-11 Zimmerman said. “If that’s not strip-searching, I don’t know what else you’d call it.”

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