Videos: Top Ten TSA Airport Groping Scandals


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Last week, footage of Transportation Security Administration officials at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport trying to pat down a three-year-old girl in a wheelchair went viral -- and brought national attention to TSA in St. Louis. Nathan Forck, the father trying to get his family to Disney World, told Daily RFT that he just wanted to expose the TSA and their violations.

He's been pretty successful with that goal; TSA has since apologized and said that some protocols were not properly followed in St. Louis.

In honor of the national media Lambert TSA is receiving, we decided to collect the top TSA groping scandals and airport security fights in recent years. How does the Missouri scandal compare to others across the country? Check out the videos below.

10. TSA Allegedly Grabs a Woman's Breasts, Prompts Video Freakout A video called "TSA Sexually Assaults My Mother" went viral after a woman freaked out and screamed that she had been molested -- with the dramatic aftermath of the alleged assault caught on camera.

9. 85-Year-Old Grandma Strip-Searched A Long Island, New York grandmother alleged that she was forced to undergo a humiliating strip search, simply because of a concern relating to her defibrillator. She usually gets patted down, she said, but in this case, was forced to take off her clothes during a very stressful, unnecessary ordeal.

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8. Don't Touch My Junk A San Diego passenger who opted out of an invasive body scan was less than pleased with the touching that came along with the alternative pat down.

7. Dana Loesch and TSA Tyranny Co-founder of the St. Louis Tea Party, Dana Loesch got some attention -- mostly from the right -- for her alleged TSA nightmare, in which she claimed she was taken to a private room and had her vagina touched.

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6. Bra and Panties Approach Tammy Banovac, an Oklahoma City woman who is handicapped, claimed she was sexually assaulted at an airport once, just because she's in a wheelchair. So she decided to take a half-naked approach the next time -- which was caught on camera and quickly went viral.

5. The Fully Nude Protest John Brennan, 50, was fed up with being harassed by airport security in Portland, Oregon. So he took of his clothes to make it easier for them. All of his clothes, that is.

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4. Six-Year-Old Groped? Civil rights activists were outraged over footage of a six-year-old receiving an intense pat-down in New Orleans -- during which her mother asked if she could be rescanned and the agent told her no.

3. Cancer Victim Forced to Remove Prosthetic Breast Cathy Bossi, of Charlotte, was a flight attendant for 32 years and a three-year breast cancer survivor, when, she alleged, TSA forced her to remove her prosthetic breast from her bra and show it to them.

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2. Three-Year-Old In Wheelchair on Way to Disney Shockingly, this is not the same story as the one that made headlines in St. Louis last week, despite a lot of very similar details. A three-year-old confined to a wheelchair due to a recently broken leg was reportedly stopped and patted down in Chicago -- on the way to Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

1. Woman Gropes TSA Agent? The tables were turned in this case, in which passenger Carol Price, upset with her pat-down, responded by groping the TSA officer -- and was eventually found guilty. The twist? She's a former TSA officer herself.

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