The ever-controversial screening policies of the TSA are under the microscope again after Dina Frank, a 7-year-old girl with cerebral palsy, was rigorously patted down to the point where her family missed their flight.
"They make our lives completely difficult," Dina's father, Joshua Frank, told The Daily, referring to the U.S. Transportation Security Administration. Dina's "not a threat to national security."
Dina's condition prevents her from being able to go through metal detectors at airports because of her leg braces and crutches, which means TSA agents have to pat her down.
The experience is usually uncomfortable for Dina and her family asks that TSA agents be friendly with her during the pat down.
But Monday's incident did not go as usual for Dina, as the agents were aggressive with her, the Franks said.
The pat-down ordeal caused the Franks to miss their flight from John F. Kennedy International Airport to their destination in Florida.
Dina Frank: 7-Year-Old With Cerebral Palsy Gets Rigorous TSA Pat-Down; Family Misses Flight Over Incident