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Old 04-25-2012, 12:14 PM   #1
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Omer Petti is a 95-year-old USAF veteran with artificial knees and a heart condition. Madge Woodward, his partner, has an artificial hip. They recently flew home to Detroit from San Diego, and were humiliated and robbed at the San Diego airport TSA checkpoint. The metal in their bodies set off the TSA magnetometer, and Petti was instructed to put his $300 in cash in a bin. Then he was further detained when a swab detected the nitroglycerin residue from his heart pills. He and Woodward were subjected to humiliating patdowns, and then discovered that their $300 had gone missing. When Petti asked where his money had gone, the TSA agent required he and Woodward to remove their shoes again and empty out their pockets, and asked if they were "refusing his request" when they objected. The TSA manager checked the security footage, but reported that it was "too blurry" to see what had happened to the money. The two elderly people were loaded into their wheelchairs and taken to their plane at full tilt, barely making it. They never got their money back.


"Can you imagine an 85-year-old lady and 95-year-old retired Air Force Major in wheelchairs being treated like terrorists?" Petti asked recently sitting in the kitchen of the Bloomfield Township home he shares with Woodward.

On March 29 Petti and Woodward arrived at the San Diego International airport at 10 a.m. for a flight scheduled to leave at 11:36 a.m. As usual, Petti and Woodward removed their shoes, jackets and sweaters and put these along with their other belongings — belt buckles, carry on bags, purse and jewelry, including Petti's money clip — into a total of four rubber bins.

Petti says a security officer asked him to remove Kleenex and $300 in folded bills that he had in his pocket and send it through the detector. "I hesitated and said: 'You really want me to put my bills in there?' " Petti said. The officer said yes, so Petti put the cash into a fifth bin. Then he and Woodward proceeded through the metal detector.

Beyond Disgusting.
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flying on Friday..can't wait...
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Hope you like ***-play. Some of those goons really love the "enhanced searches".
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If a terrorist's goal is to gut our freedom, it sure as chit looks like they did win.

Absolutely despicable. I don't know about you guys, but I am always terrified of 95 year old men trying to kill me.
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I always hold my cash, ticket and ID in my hands while going through the scanners. Never been challenged yet.

This is yet another example of PC and gov't run functions. They F'k up EVERYTHING they touch.

It's no wonder that more airports, more airlines are getting rid of TSA and bringing in their own security, which is how it SHOULD be.

Freaking idiots.
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how it SHOULD be.
You mean, "Like it was".
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I hate San Diego Airport - 90% of the time everyone has to go through the backscatter you need an hour just to get through security.

Doesn't surprise me they lost some of their stuff. Thats why my wallet has maybe $40 in it and is buried in my carry on bag.

Those TSA goons need to go!
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For some of you, getting to second base with a TSA screener is better than to have never played the game.
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Dallas or Houston?

We're getting ready for another international trip. oh joy. We both got "patted down" last time whereas others were just waved thru.
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Petti says a security officer asked him to remove Kleenex and $300 in folded bills that he had in his pocket and send it through the detector. "I hesitated and said: 'You really want me to put my bills in there?' " Petti said. The officer said yes, so Petti put the cash into a fifth bin. Then he and Woodward proceeded through the metal detector.

Beyond Disgusting.
I can tell you where that $300 went. Right into that c$%ksucking TSA agent's pocket!!!
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I do my part. I always put a ton of foot powder in my boots/shoes the day I'm going to fly. When the have me take off my foot wear they get lots of white powdery foot prints thru the check out process. When I really want to have fun with them I wear a pair of my boots and since they are hard to get off they try to assist me. Really hard to get them off when you curl your toes up.
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I can tell you where that $300 went. Right into that c$%ksucking TSA agent's pocket!!!
You got that right.

Yet another in a very long strink of inexcusable TSA stories. I hope the a$$holes that robbed that senior citizen get to experience what it feels like to be robbed when they are old and helpless.
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I hate San Diego Airport - 90% of the time everyone has to go through the backscatter you need an hour just to get through security.

Doesn't surprise me they lost some of their stuff. Thats why my wallet has maybe $40 in it and is buried in my carry on bag.

Those TSA goons need to go!
No one can be forced to go through the x-ray (generic term) machines. In fact, if more people would refuse to go through the machines and request patdowns, it would cause huge log jams at airports. Believe me, if it hurt the airlies, the TSA would be forced to change their **** tactics.

I fly a lot and I work in the industry. I will NEVER go through an x-ray machine no matter who tells me that they're safe for frequent travelers. I know better.
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