In quite the odd turn of events, the TSA was recently responsible for quite a lapse in security allowing a man designated for secondary screening to simply pass on through. After making his way onto a plane and to his final destination, recognizing their mistake, the TSA decided to call the man off the plane to undergo the pat down he was supposed to have received back at the departing airport.
The incident took place in Denver airport last month after Kahler Nygard had flown from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. According to the D.C. Clothesline:
Nygard should have been subjected to enhanced screening at Minneapolis Airport because his name was, “on the secondary security screen list known as “quad S,” and Nygard, “had a boarding pass designated with four bold S’s.”
The TSA failed to notice the details on Nygard’s boarding pass and he was allowed to board the plane. It was only after a Spirit employee called the TSA when the plane was half way to Denver that the oversight was recognized.
Nygard, “slipped through three layers of security, and no one was any the wiser until he was already in the air,” states the report, noting that some of the red flags that get someone on the ‘quad S’ list include, “buying your ticket the same day, paying cash, or getting a one-way ticket.”
During the video, Nygard’s warranted agitation can be heard as he tried to reason with the TSA agents. “Why can’t I just leave the premises?” he asked. “Why do you need to do more screening if I travel from point A to point B safely, why does there now need to be more screening before I leave?”
So, because of the TSA’s incompetence, the man was subjected to a full body pat down and a search of his bags after he had landed and had no further planes to travel on. Welcome to America ladies and gentlemen.
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