Posted: Dec 3, 2011 11:16 AM by AP Posted by James H Egbert
NEW YORK (AP) - An 84-year-old New York grandmother says she was injured and humiliated during a strip search at a New York City airport.
Lenore Zimmerman says she was on her way to a flight to Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She says she was searched after she asked to forgo advanced image technology screening equipment because she worried it would interfere with her defibrillator.
She says she is hunched over, weighs 103 pounds and is going to be 85 in February. "Do I look like a terrorist?" she asked. She says the screener made her take off her pants.
She says she banged her shin and it bled during the ordeal at Kennedy Airport.
Transportation Security Administration spokesman Jonathan Allen says that a review of closed-circuit television footage shows proper procedures were followed.
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