More TSA horror stories emerge while agency ponders what to do By Brett Michael Dykes
The ongoing furor over the Transportation Security Administration's stepped-up security measures shows no sign of abating, and as the agency gears up for the nation's busiest day of travel over the Thanksgiving holiday, TSA officials say they're considering a scaleback. In the meantime, air-traveler horror stories continue to mount, with some widely spread tales proving to be a fabrications -- or efforts to deliberately get a rise out of airport security agents.
One apparently overblown story involved a TSA agent patting down a shirtless 8-year-old boy at the Salt Lake City International Airport. Utah Valley University student Luke Tait told the Salt Lake Tribune that the boy was extremely shy and had physically resisted the pat-down. Tait captured a cell-phone video of the incident and posted it on YouTube.