Thankfully we have the TSA to keep us safe. This little girl’s infraction? A Capri Sun in her carry-on bag:
— NBC DFW (@NBCDFW) January 6, 2016
The incident occurred at Raleigh-Durham International Airport in North Carolina as the family was traveling home to San Diego:
Her father shot video of the incident at an airport in North Carolina, for a flight back to San Diego. Kevin Payne told NBC San Diego he’s all for airport security and making sure people have a safe trip, but he and his daughter feel the pat-down was uncomfortable, long and inappropriate.
“My dad was making funny faces silly faces in the mirror and I felt like screaming the whole time,” said 10-year-old Vendela.
It began with a Capri Sun drink mistakenly left in Vendela’s bag in the security line at Raleigh-Durham International Airport, the family said. Flagged for extra screening, Vendela was patted down for nearly 2 minutes.
So, so stupid.
TSA has no ability to truly screen terrorists, they make this big stupid gesture to deceive public that hey are safe https://t.co/rmjvRBK2ei
— Sparc (@king_sparc) January 6, 2016
We are a stupid, stupid nation.https://t.co/zVoAuU3qME
— Nickname Jed (@nicknamejed) January 6, 2016
— ⭐️Michelle Smith⭐️ (@Michellebbz) January 6, 2016
Although not everyone thinks this way. Some examples:
— North Trenton (@NORTHTRENTON) January 6, 2016
@TODAYshow she had a juice box and a cell phone with alarm ringing, father should have a been concerned parent before they went to airport.
— Linda Phillips (@icp62) January 6, 2016
@TODAYshow the father needs to quit crying like a baby and set a better example for his children.
— Cindi Cooper (@CindiCooper1) January 6, 2016
@TODAYshow TSA agent was professional & did the job appropriately. Don't carry liquids or have phones with alarms that go off in bags!
— Sayeh (@srhash) January 6, 2016
— JoEllen Keating (@joellenk7) January 6, 2016
@foxandfriends I say…Shame on that Dad for getting upset at the rules in which keep our people safe from WORSE thing's 2 happen 2 our kids
— Tammy Hoffman (@tammyhoffman18) January 6, 2016
Over to you readers: Too much or sign of the times?