TSA Detains 'Explosive-Laced' Girl In Wheelchair
[DFW.CBSLocal] A 12-year-old girl who suffers from a bone disorder and uses a wheelchair was detained for nearly an hour at DFW International Airport after TSA agents said they found explosive residue on her hands.
Shelbi Walser was traveling to Florida for medical treatment with her mother when the incident occurred last weekend.
Her mother, Tammy Daniels, says that TSA agents pulled her to the side after a test revealed explosives residue on the girls hands. However, Daniels believes that TSA agents never used common sense during the ordeal.
"Through all of this, no common sense ever kicked in," said Daniels. "No one ever tested her wheelchair."
|"Through all of this, no common sense ever kicked in," said Daniels.|
Daniels acknowledged that wheelchairs are "like the bottoms of shoes", which are nasty and exposed to any and everything on the ground.
Other passengers reportedly spoke out in Shelbi's defense, and her mother recorded the whole incident on cell phone video. Shelbi was mortified during the incident and feared that TSA agents were going to separate her from her mother.
At one point, agents called a supervisor in to deal with Daniels, who is very angry about the way she was treated.
Posted by: Fred 2012-12-16