TSA steals food from doctors' infant children

Two doctors — a married couple — were flying with their kids from Chicago to Manchest NH. Given the record delays, snows, etc, they brought along a bunch of extra baby-food. When they got to the TSA checkpoint, the government stole their children's food, saying that if they wanted to bring that much food past the checkpoint, they'd need a letter from a doctor. So — being doctors — they offered to write the letter. No, the TSA said, you need a letter from a different doctor.

According to Dr. Soni, the T.S.A. officers said they would need a "doctor's note" to bring on all of the food. He said he pointed out that he and his wife were doctors, and then offered to get a pediatrician colleague on the phone…

The T.S.A. officers confiscated some of the food. "They divided it up. They took a jar of prunes and one of bananas, and I think a bottle of formula," he said.


(via Consumerist)