TSA mistakes insulin pump for gun, causing LAX security scare

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by RB, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. RB

    RB Founding Member

  2. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    The idiocy never ends.
     
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  3. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    It never does.

    > Authorities delayed some passengers boarding for up to an hour, according to sources.

    This doesn't make sense to me. Passengers on her flight? Passengers on another flight? And why did this happen if the woman was 'briefly' detained and questioned?
     
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  4. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

    Didn't they holler BRAVO at the checkpoint, or were their throats too raw from doing it so many times playing make-believe?
     
  5. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Sierra. *rasp*
     
  6. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Sounds like another false alarm from the scanners and lots of time wasted due failed technology placed in use without proper evaluation.
     
  7. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Think of how many times they've hauled people back to the checkpoint, or off a plane, and re-screened everybody because of some dumb-(expletive deleted) thing like this. Too many to count.
     
  8. Frank

    Frank Original Member

  9. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    They needed something to reaffirm the bogus reasoning behind their presence at the airport.
     
  10. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    Seriously, it shouldn't have taken an hour and the screening of other passengers to determine that this was an insulin pump and not a gun.
     
  11. Louis Betti

    Louis Betti Original Member

    Of course it should not have taken an hour, but with the TSA, obviously, one is not dealing with the best and the brightest of employees.; from a blue shirt one-stripper, right up to Messrs Pistole and Napolitano.... Oops! Napolitano's a woman, no? Can't tell!
     
  12. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    So anyone want to hazard a guess at he total cost of this debacle?

    Airline delays, useless waste of resources and lost passenger productivity. Had to be in the tens of thousands of dollars because of a $17/hour burger flippper.
     
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  13. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    If it had been cupcake-shaped, they never would have let her leave the checkpoint without "additional screening."
     
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  14. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    This comment from LA Weekly sheds more light on the "scare" and your tax dollars at work. TSA reported a bomb, not a gun. This after they were made aware (x2) of the pump and the flyer cleared to go:
    :rolleyes:
     
  15. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    I posted a picture of an insulin pump at TSA News in case people want to see what it looks like.
     
  16. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    And that's just one version. There are at least a dozen different ones, including a single-use version that's completely on the skin.
     
  17. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    TSA saw the pump, twice, and called in a bomb threat, according to the person who spoke with the woman.

    The "gun" story is an additional lie put out by the TSA, parroted courtesy of LA Times.
     
  18. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    KK, hope you'll go over to TSA News and post this info.
     

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