Orlando radio host
says a recent security screening at
left her feeling humiliated because she is confined to a wheelchair. Orlando
WTKS Real Radio 104.1 FM's "Jana Banana" said she was touched inappropriately by TSA agents and it isn't the first time she's had problems at the airport.
A picture posted on her public Facebook profile shows her seemingly distraught after the screening, with an explanation saying, "I was detained, interrogated and molested by 6 TSA agents and 3 bomb explosive experts for over and hour...I've never felt so humiliated."
Her fellow radio hosts talked about her experience during the "Philips Phile" afternoon drive show.
"The more it went on, the more upset she got," said Jim Philips during the show. "You could see her in emotional distress, and who wouldn't be."
"The TSA agent touched her, only where her husband and her doctor do," said Jack Bradshaw, another personality on the radio show.
Hundreds of comments on her Facebook page expressed outrage over the situation and TSA's policies regarding people in wheelchairs.
"I don't understand an hour. I don't understand why it would take anybody more than a few minutes to determine, 'Ok, thank you. We're sorry for the inconvenience,'" said Philips on Thursday's show.
After the security screening was over, she said she missed her flight.
Tom's Take: Those who know Jana will say she is the nicest, most-positive lady you could meet. This is an outrage.