An 84-year-old Long Island woman says she was humiliated recently when a strip search by Transportation and Security Administration (TSA) agents strip search left her with a bloody leg.
While passing through John F. Kennedy Airport on her way to Florida, 4-foot-11 Lenore Zimmerman asked if she could bypass the full-body scanner because she feared it might cause problems with her defibrillator.
Instead of receiving the expected pat down, Zimmerman said that two female agents took her to a private room and removed her clothes, according to The New York Daily News.
“They took my pants down, and then they took my underwear down,” she told WPLG.
If that wasn’t embarrassing enough, blood began to flow from her leg after she tried to lift a walker off her lap.
“My sock was soaked with blood,” Zimmerman explained. “I was bleeding like a pig.”
For their part, the TSA denies that the strip search ever happened.
“TSA contacted the passenger to apologize that she feels she had an unpleasant screening experience; however, TSA does not include strip searches in its protocols and a strip search did not occur in this case,” the agency wrote on their blog.
Officials said that Zimmerman told them she was wearing a back brace or support belt, warranting the private screening.
But that apology wasn’t enough for the Zimmerman, who said she is planning to sue.
“Don’t I look like a terrorist?” she asked. “I’m going to be 85-years-old and I weigh 103 pounds — and they strip searched me.”
Watch this video from WPLG via CNN, broadcast Dec. 3, 2011.
Saturday Night Live mocks Trump as an unpopular high school dork after disastrous NATO Summit
NBC's "Saturday Night Live" on Saturday ridiculed President Donald Trump after he was laughed at by world leaders during a NATO Summit in London.
The skit featured Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and French President Emanuel Macron as the cool kids at the NATO cafeteria, while U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson attempts to join their cliche.
Trump asked to sit at their table, but they suggested he sit with Latvia.
They said the seat was for German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who was then invited to join the cool kids table.
The skit included Johnson taping an "impeach me" sign to Trump's back.
Watch a band in cow costumes sing about Devin Nunes at White House impeachment protest
Protesters clad in full-body furry costumes sang about Rep. Devin Nunes during a Saturday protest at the White House.
The protesters were dressed as cattle after the Fresno Republican sued a fake cow Twitter, @DevinCow.
The protesters changed the lyrics to the hit 1958 Chuck Berry song "Johnny B. Goode" to "Devin Nunes."
Video of the protested was posted to Twitter by Democratic strategist Parkhomenko, who was targeted by Nunes in one of his lawsuits.
The lyrics to the 1958 Champs song "Tequila" were changed to "subpoenas."
North Korea announces ‘test of very great importance’ occurred at the Sohae Satellite Launching Ground: report
North Korea state media reported on a "successful" test at a missile launch site.
"A very important test took place at the Sohae Satellite Launching Ground on the afternoon of December 7, 2019," a spokesperson for the Academy of the National Defense Science said.
The spokesperson said the test was "of great significance to the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea.
#UPDATE North Korea conducts a "very important test" at its Sohae satellite launch site, state media reports, as nuclear negotiations between Pyongyang and Washington remain deadlocked https://t.co/abYhRDvBic pic.twitter.com/neCYEQTEhf