TSA Confiscates Pregnant Woman's Insulin, Ice Packs
from the how-nice-of-them dept
DogBoy alerts us to the latest in customer service niceties from your friendly TSA agents. A pregnant woman, travelling alone via Denver International Airport, had her insulin and ice packs confiscated after TSA agents claimed they were a threat. The items were properly labeled and the woman had the requisite doctor's note. When asked why they were doing this, the TSA agent claimed that such things were "a risk":
"He's like, 'Well, you're a risk.' I'm like, 'Excuse me?' And he's like, 'This is a risk ... I can't tell you why again. But this is at risk for explosives,'” the woman said.In typical TSA denial fashion, it has issued an apology... while also suggesting the woman is lying:
“We talked to all of our people and they didn’t touch her insulin," said TSA spokeswoman Pat Ahlstrom.
Ahlstrom said ice packs are only allowed if they’re completely frozen and the woman’s were not.