2nd elderly woman objects to TSA search at JFK

December 5, 2011 - 1:15 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — A second senior citizen is claiming the Transportation Security Administration made her pull down her pants during a search at New York's Kennedy Airport.

Eighty-eight-year-old Ruth Sherman of Sunrise, Fla., tells WCBS television in New York that agents were suspicious of her colostomy bag. She says they asked her to pull down her waistband so they could see it on Nov. 28.

TSA spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein said Monday that the agency is investigating. She says it has no record of any complaint by Sherman.

Sherman says she decided to come forward after hearing about the case of 85-year-old Lenore Zimmerman. Zimmerman says TSA agents made her take off her pants Tuesday.

Both searches occurred at the JetBlue terminal.

Sherman did not answer telephone calls to her home on Monday.