28 Jun '11, 5am

Elderly woman has to remove diaper for pat-down

Elderly woman has to remove diaper for pat-down

Jean Weber, Weber, right, and her mother, Lena Reppert, are shown. -- PHOTO: AP DESTIN (Florida) - A GRAVELY ill 95-year-old woman had to remove her wet diaper at an airport so that she could be patted down by security screeners and nearly missed her flight, her daughter said on Monday. During the pat-down, Transportation Security Administration inspectors found a mass on Lena Reppert's upper thigh, her daughter Jean Weber said. The mass was a hard spot on the diaper that had become heavy and concentrated in that place because it was wet. Mrs Reppert, who is in a wheelchair, had to be patted down because she couldn't go through a scanning machine, and the TSA agents said they could not search the diaper while she was still wearing it, Ms Weber said. Mrs Reppert couldn't board a June 18 flight from North-west Florida Regional Airport in Fort Walton Beach to Detroit until sh...

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