The TSA Took My Baby! Fact or Fiction?

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Lindsay - posted on 10/19/2009

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I can see her probably angry if she felt she was treated rudely and over exaggerated the story and it blew up into this. But my biggest issue with things like this and the balloon boy case is that they almost desensitize us to cases related to children that appear to be extreme. One day soon, there's going to be a family in crisis and they are going to be doubted and too much effort will be put into disproving thier story than helping that child. That's what scares the hell out of me!

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Amie - posted on 10/26/2009

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What a load of bull. I just finished watching all the videos posted about this. In total it took about 10 minutes to go through. It's taken me that long to get through before minus children. Being checked is not a big deal. I've been wanded before too. (In hindsight wearing an outfit with a lot of metal on it to board a plane, not a smart idea LOL!)

I even went over the nut jobs blog. As of yesterday she says she "owns it". That everyone else needs to "own" there own stuff. That she knows her experience. /:) I have serious doubts about anyone's mental state when the video obviously contradicts the story and then she tries to change it up by saying they didn't show the whole thing. Well yes they did. I watched the time stamps. On each angle.

Man some people need to get a grip.

JL - posted on 10/19/2009

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I watched the TSA video and I can understand her being highly irritated and peed off for the time it took to deal with the situation and her treatment, but she over blew things big time. I have flown a great deal with my kids. They usually ask me to take off my kids shoes, if they can walk I have to put them down and let them walk through the detectors right in front of me and then wait while I walk through.



Most of the time I have had very nice security people who stood with my kids in front of me making sure they did not run off or were scared while I walked through the detectors. I even had security people who made sure to put my daughters Zoe bear which acts as her security blanket through the conveyors fast and then run it back to her before she went through the detectors so she would not cry. Yes, some can be rude but then again sometimes I stop a look around at the thousands of rude pushy people they have to deal with everyday who are taking their exaperations out on them and I can understand why sometimes they are rude and not wanting to deal with another worked up person.



It would make things simpler if people went in prepared and were ready for the checks...like removing all things that could set off the detectors before you get up to them and removing your shoes from your child before you get up to them. We you are travelling with kids you have to be super prepared and plan things out so situations like this do not happen.

Starr - posted on 10/19/2009

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Quoting Lindsay:

I can see her probably angry if she felt she was treated rudely and over exaggerated the story and it blew up into this. But my biggest issue with things like this and the balloon boy case is that they almost desensitize us to cases related to children that appear to be extreme. One day soon, there's going to be a family in crisis and they are going to be doubted and too much effort will be put into disproving thier story than helping that child. That's what scares the hell out of me!


Yes, good point: The Parent Who Cried Wolf?

Sharon - posted on 10/19/2009

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I hope her doctor caught this little episode and rethinks her prescription.

Starr - posted on 10/19/2009

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The worst part about this whole scenario is that the TSA put up the full video of all the cameras that recorded the incident in question. The video obviously debunks her story. Her apologies on her blog do not address that latest update.

Hmmm..considering she carries a spare Xanax for just in casers perhaps in her own mind this incident really did occur?

Natalie - posted on 10/19/2009

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I think she probably felt like she was mistreated by the TSA (she probably was at least treated rudely, if my flying experience holds true) so she blew it up to make them look bad. Not exactly a Falcon Heene case, but she probably wouldn't have minded the side dish of fame that would come along with pursuing such a case.

Sharon - posted on 10/19/2009

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Fiction. Of all the TSAs issues - taking a child out of sight of its mother is the least of things they need to cover up.



I thought the comments were interesting, not the least of which was the one that basically said this using your kids for attention is an American thing... geeze.

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