July 22, 2011
AUSTIN (KXAN) – A woman who refused a full body patdown from TSA agents at Austin-Berstrom International Airport in December has been found guilty.
Claire Hirschkind was being screened in the security area of ABIA when a TSA agent asked her permission for a full-body patdown.
According to her attorney, Sam Bassett, Hirschkind consented to the patdown but said she did not want screeners to touch her breasts or crotch area.
A judge found Hirschkind guilty for “knowingly failing to obey a lawful order from airport security.”