Radio Personality's Ordeal At Airport Security Makes News
August 5, 2013 at 6:34 AM (PT)
CLEAR CHANNEL Talk WTKS (REAL RADIO 104.1)/ORLANDO "THE PHILIPS PHILE" cast member "JANA BANANA" SHELFER's ordeal at ORLANDO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT security has become news in the market, with a report on CBS affiliate WKMG-TV (LOCAL 6) drawing attention to claims that TSA agents "inappropriately" touched SHELFER during a lengthy screening.
SHELFER, a paraplegic who uses a wheelchair, said on FACEBOOK that she was "detained, interrogated and molested by six TSA agents and three bomb explosive experts for over and hour," and is pictured at the scene in obvious distress over the situation.
A TSA spokesperson, SARI KOSHETZ, denied to LOCAL 6 that there was improper contact, claiming that the patdown was done professionally and properly and was necessary in order to screen the passenger and resolve multiple alarms on both her person and wheelchair." SHELFER's husband JASON SHELFER posted on FACEBOOK, "It happens EVERY time she flies. I'm going to have a meeting with people at TSA next WEDNESDAY."