Rash of elderly diaper inspection continues in Knoxville airport


The Transportation Security Administration has denied that its agents required a 95-year-old woman to remove her adult diaper last week before allowing her to pass a screening checkpoint at McGhee Tyson Airport.

“We didn’t request that she remove her diaper, only that she allow us to inspect it. Removal was completely up to her. We had concerns that the woman in question was a drug mule. A common practice with drug mules is to place the drugs in the person’s anal cavity. This does not tend to work as well with the older carriers as they have a harder time controlling their bowel movements,” states the TSA, “For this reason, we requested to inspect the diaper.”

However upon further inspection, the diaper was only wet, explaining its bulky appearance.
Flight schedules have not been impacted.