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TSA humiliates cancer patient: ‘He’s wearing a diaper!’

- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The wife of a man with prostate cancer posted on her blog a scathing assessment of how Transportation Security Administration agents treated her husband during a security checkpoint, explaining how one proclaimed loudly his state of incontinence while a second one grimaced and snickered.

The woman — who posted her story without giving names — wrote that her husband battled prostate cancer and, as a result, now suffers from an overactive bladder and is forced to wear adult diapers, The Daily Mail reported. Usually when they fly, he's forced to explain his situation to security agents — but that the explanation always suffices, and he's waved through the checkpoint lines, she wrote.

But at a recent security checkpoint, he had a "bladder spasm" and wet his incontinence pad, drawing further scrutiny, she said, the Daily Mail reported. When TSA asked if he was carting any liquids in his clothing, he tried to explain his situation — but one of the male agents didn't understand, she wrote.

"The problem was [one TSA agent] didn't understand what an 'incontinence' product was," the woman wrote, The Daily Mail reported. "Myself, [my husband] and [one] female TSA employee tried explaining a few times before the [TSA] woman finally just shouted, 'He is wearing a diaper,' which caused pretty much everyone to turn and stare at us."

The TSA agent who didn't understand, finally did — and he "snickered," she wrote.

Adding to their humiliation, the TSA agents then pulled the woman's husband into a separate room and forced him to change his adult diaper so they could inspect the "suspicious padding," she wrote, The Daily Mail reported.

They were finally cleared to leave, but her husband was in tears, the woman wrote.

"Frustrating that people have to go through this in the name of security. We have neither security nor freedom now, just lots of embarrassing and frustrating stories," she wrote on her blog, The Daily Mail reported.

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