July 22, 2011
A local man at the center of a national controversy over airport pat downs spoke out Thursday.
The bladder cancer survivor says he endured a second inappropriate pat down at Detroit Metropolitan Airport.
Tom Sawyer is fighting the nation’s Transportation Security Administration, the same agency that invited him to Washington to talk about the aggressive pat down he endured in Detroit last November.
“You might as well see what I live with. It’s just this simple. No big deal, but it has like a little Tupperware seal and that’s how it closes. And that’s where they caught it in November, they caught the seal off, and then of course I had urine all over me,” said Sawyer.