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. richard harris

    While your reading this tripe, real news goes unreported:

    Extraordinary Conflict of Interest: Bush Cousin Is Judge in Explosive 9/11 Case against Bush Officials? Google it, you must look for actual news now days. Everything goes unreported by the MSM.

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

    Make sure not to wear an insulin pump through the detectors. Though somehow it's ok if I just put it in the bin with my purse....

    April 13, 2011 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Alex

    People are stupid.

    April 13, 2011 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  4. MrHelobious

    As the TSA adapts their security measures, the terrorists will adapt the ways they get bombs on planes. It'll probably always be that way.

    April 13, 2011 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
  5. luv to ride 8

    MrHelobious you are correct

    April 13, 2011 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Dick

    My wife says we should simply arm ALL the passengers

    April 13, 2011 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • small dog trucking at myspacedotcom

      best idea yet, let one r@ghead pull a gun, the other 150-200 passengers pull theirs, and say "winning"! it would be a real W.T.F. moment for the terrorist and actually be a real deterant to terrorism-for a change!

      April 13, 2011 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Now hear this

      If you arm all the passengers then if a terrorist is on the plane and started shooting a minimum of 3 people would be shot, the person the terrorist was aiming at, the innocent person who got shot when an untrained person pulled out their new gun, and the terrorist who got shot by maybe the 5 people on the plane who know how to aim.

      April 13, 2011 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
  7. S.R

    I'm wearing a banana hammock the next time I go through security.

    April 13, 2011 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Joe Schmoe

    If there is a terrorist hijacking/bombing, the first one to get blamed is the TSA. They are not only doing their job properly but also to keep airports safe, as many Americans would want after 9/11. So why be hating on them? Those two losers are only trying to get their 15-minute fame. Get a life bozos!

    April 13, 2011 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
  9. the real Shay

    Joe Schmoe is a weakling and he takes the chubby pickle

    April 13, 2011 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  10. B-rad

    I would have kick his teeth in for touching my Daughter like that.

    April 13, 2011 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  11. the real Shay

    B-rad I can save you the trouble, joe Schmoe already did

    April 13, 2011 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  12. banasy


    Uh, wzrd1 was *emphasizing*, not shouting. For the most part. He did shout "what have you cowards done to my country"; I didn't see the quote "what have you done to defend my country" anywhere, except in *your* post. I think it was a rhetorical question; that is, until you decided to make it personal by calling him a nutjob. Semper fi, indeed.

    April 13, 2011 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Liz

    What a shame that the major news organizations aren't covering this better. Did you know there are now several states with various "airport security legislation" in the works that would put a stop to the groping and radiation?
    Have a look at this:
    And on April 14 there's a meeting of lawmakers from 9 states to discuss how to band together and get some sanity back into airport security. Why isn't CNN covering that?

    April 13, 2011 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Derek Clayton

    It is clear when grown men and women allow their young daughters to get a full body pat down by a stranger that all integrity, honor and FAITH in goodness is gone...... so is America's future. Sick, weak and scared sheep of a nation. Be not afraid, be ashamed.

    April 13, 2011 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  15. banasy

    @Liz: Because where would the excitment be in that? It's much more inflammatory for CNN to show videos of a poor little girl undergoing a search and a woman with bodacious ta-tas than to actually cover states trying to pass legislation preventing it!

    April 13, 2011 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
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