Breast cancer survivor humiliated over TSA pat downSubmitted by legalizeliberty on Tue, 10/09/2012 - 10:07
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - A breast cancer survivor is calling out airport security for what she is calling a "humiliating pat down."
What Marcia Deitrick described happening at Kansas City International Airport wasn't straight up groping or outright harassment, but a form of humiliation.
Deitrick said it added insult to the injury endured by those who have had life-saving surgeries.
The cancer survivor had bilateral mastectomies in 2007, and though she is no longer shy about her experience, she is protective of her body.
"I do not want somebody touching me," Deitrick said.
Deitrick said she has always opted for the body scanner to avoid a pat down, but this time, that machine was not enough.
Deitrick said the TSA agent asked if she was wearing something on her chest. She soon realized it was her scars the TSA screener took issue with.
The employee radioed in "an anomaly," something outside the norm, and told Deitrick she need to check her manually.
"Then she ran the backs of her hands around my breasts in full view of everybody,"