March 20th, 2012
01:53 AM ET

Video of toddler at airport screening fuels criticism

A 2010 video of an airport screener patting down a wheelchair-bound 3-year-old boy has become the latest Rorschach test of the public's attitude towards the TSA, pitting agency defenders against those who say the video shows the child being treated like a terrorist.

Posted on YouTube Saturday night by the child's father, the video had nearly 100,000 hits by Monday evening.

Matt Dubiel, the father of Rocco Dubiel, videotaped the incident in the spring of 2010 at Chicago Midway International. He posted the video after rediscovering it last week, saying he became enraged anew when reviewing it, he said.

"There is another human being putting their hands on my child. That is not acceptable," he said. "If he was putting his hands on my child at McDonald's or anyplace else, we would immediately have him arrested and call the police."


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  1. banasy©

    As they have changed procedure since this was taken, I wonder at the point of Daddy putting this up for public consumption.

    Not to mention that if that were me in the wheelchair, I would not be happy with my father in years to come...

    Sooo....the question remains...why now, and not when it first happened?

    March 20, 2012 at 2:14 am | Report abuse |
  2. Mary

    There are those parents who would stuff a slab of meat, a piece of clothing, or even a pistol in their own childs drawers!
    What else is new
    It happens.
    "Sad but true."

    March 20, 2012 at 6:25 am | Report abuse |
  3. Bill

    Looks like the family wants to make money off there kids video. Watch they will get rich now.

    March 20, 2012 at 7:31 am | Report abuse |
  4. Cesar The Chorizo Chimp Of Chihuahua

    They should have Rorschach tests at airports. If you fail, you don't fly.

    March 20, 2012 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  5. tasteless handicap joke

    Q. What do you do if your patient has a seizure in the bathtub?

    A. Throw in your laundry and a bit more soap.

    Don't get angry at me, it is clearly labeled. You didn't have to read it.

    March 20, 2012 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Mary


      March 20, 2012 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Sofa King

    Oh, I'm sure he'll be just fine.

    March 20, 2012 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Pandi

      I get it! I see what you're doing!

      March 20, 2012 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |