Mandy Simon, 3, was recently hand-searched at the airport in Chattanooga, Tennessee because she cried when screeners took her teddy bear to run it through the x-ray machine.
Since Mandy was upset about the teddy bear, she could not walk calmly through the metal detector and caused the machine to be set off twice. TSA regulations required a hand-search at that point. Yes, they patted down a toddler.
Mandy’s father is a television reporter and he caught a few seconds of the ordeal on video.