Gotta Watch: Awkward TSA pat-down moments
A woman avoids a pat-down by wearing her bikini through security at an airport.
April 13th, 2011
11:51 AM ET

Gotta Watch: Awkward TSA pat-down moments

We thought we'd bring you some of our most memorable awkward airport pat-down moments after hearing all the buzz from this video. Here, a 6-year-old is filmed by her parents as she gets the full TSA pat-down treatment at an airport in New Orleans.

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'Don't touch my junk' guy – How could we forget this guy? During his airport screening, he protests the pat-down by proclaiming the phrase that is only rivaled by the "Don't Tase me bro" guy.

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No pat down for me thanks – This young lady is bent on avoiding a pat-down by wearing a skimpy bikini through airport security.

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  1. Kevin

    Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
    Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759
    US author, diplomat, inventor, physicist, politician, & printer (1706 – 1790)

    Even more true today than when Mr Franklin said it himself. Anyone who thinks we're safer for any of this, is delusional.

    April 13, 2011 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Brian

    I still don't see why all this is necessary. I wouldn't want some little kids getting groped by some sheboon or even myself. The metal detectors were enough. What exactly can get through that the metal detectors won't find?

    April 13, 2011 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Shaun

    If you don't want to be bothered by a security screening, don't fly. There are other options. It isn't a right to be able to get on a plane. Seems pretty simple to me.

    April 13, 2011 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Craiggers

    Dang, I was hoping for a little peek at her ass!

    April 13, 2011 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  5. sense

    security vs liberty

    April 13, 2011 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Dr. Anthony Hayward


    April 13, 2011 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
  7. JWH

    Good Lord, one lady said suck it up? We have lost our soul. killing 3000 babies a day, rights for gaes, now legalized child groping, when they should be checking Muslims, not a child, who obviously is hiding nothing. We have a President and government that does not care. God help us.

    April 13, 2011 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • small dog trucking at myspacedotcom

      we have a president (and i use that term loosely) who has muslim ties. dont expect any muslim oppostion from him.

      April 13, 2011 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Sean

    HAHAHA! Everyone has a serious case of ADOS (Attention Deficit Oh! Shiney!)

    I love how we went from TSA security checks to grammar. People always need something to complain about.

    April 13, 2011 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Julie

    CNN disgusts me. Does CNN think this is funny or amusing? It sure looks that way.

    April 13, 2011 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
  10. AW

    Everyone should fly nude and instead of coach and first class there should be pretty and ugly sections.

    April 13, 2011 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Andy

    Flying has become a pain. Don't want to get blown up by terrorist, don't want to get your junk touch by security, the only way to get through is if you wear bikini. Maybe we should all wear bikinis to the airport, or just stay home.

    April 13, 2011 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Abby

    When will people grow up and understand that TSA is not on a Honey Moon...they are here for US and U.S to be a secure country, so that we can safely travel to out intended destinations, for our loved ones to have a peaceful sleep while we are travelling. I do not see a problem to pat down on a 4 year old or a 6 year old, They do can have some extra proper procedures for this. It could be a Helpless person, a kid or a Young adult. GOD Bless America

    April 13, 2011 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Lindsay

    There is ZERO justifiable reason or excuse for patting down a 6 year old girl w/ her AMERICAN parents in an AMERICAN airport on a DOMESTIC flight. None.

    Profiling- let's have some common sense and start doing it.

    April 13, 2011 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  14. brad1001

    Mine's bulky, but I consider it carry on.

    April 13, 2011 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Chris

    Get over it, and subscribe to the new reality. For some people using a kid as a bomb is justified if they get the results they're looking for. There really are people who don't care.

    April 13, 2011 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
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