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Monday, July 4, 2011

95-yr-old woman dying of leukemia asked to remove adult diaper during TSA search

by Lauren Sage Reinlie

Jean Weber of Destin filed a complaint with the Department of Homeland Security after her 95-year-old mother was detained and extensively searched last Saturday while trying to board a plane to fly to Michigan to be with family members during the final stages of her battle with leukemia.

Her mother, who was in a wheelchair, was asked to remove an adult diaper in order to complete a pat-down search.

?It?s something I couldn?t imagine happening on American soil,? Weber said Friday. ?Here is my mother, 95 years old, 105 pounds, barely able to stand, and then this.?

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