A family was outraged and the public horrified after TSA agents stopped 3-year-old Lucy Forck, who has spina bifida and was in her wheelchair, at a security checkpoint in Mo. for a pat down on Feb. 8. Lucy’s family was on their way to Disney World in Orlando when agents pulled Lucy aside to swab her wheelchair. Lucy’s mom videotaped the crying child’s ordeal; and today HLN posted the mom’s disturbing video.
TSA agents objected to the mom's videotaping.
'It's illegal to do that,' the female agent is heard saying.
To which Lucy’s mom, Annie Forck responded:
'You can't touch my daughter unless I can record it.'
'The problem is, I don't allow anyone to touch my little daughter.'
Little Lucy can be heard on the video crying through her tears saying she no longer wanted to go to Disney World.
To add insult to injury, Lucy’s innocent stuffed animal, “Lamby” would not be returned to the crying child after the agents screened and x-rayed it.
After all the commotion, TSA agents ended up not patting down the 3-year-old, but ultimately Lucy’s mom and dad, Annie and Nathan Forck, and her two siblings were all detained, screened, patted down and eventually released, according to The Washington Times .
And today the TSA issued an apology.
“TSA regrets inaccurate guidance was provided to this family during screening and offers its apology.”
“We are committed to maintaining the security of the traveling public and strive to treat all passengers with dignity and respect.”
See the mom's video accompanying this article.
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