Thursday, June 30, 2011
"TSA agents are now so busy groping and irradiating airline passengers that they are routinely missing the presence of knives, bombs and guns in both tests and live situations."
Nigerian man waltzes on and off LA bound flight from New York without valid ticket or passport
In the same week that the TSA came under renewed fire for forcing a cancer stricken elderly woman to remove her adult diaper comes news of a shocking security lapse.
A Nigerian man was able to board and take a seat on a Virgin Airways flight from New York to Los Angeles without a passport or a valid boarding pass.
The incident occurred last week at JFK airport as the man, Olajide Oluwaseun used an expired boarding pass in someone else’s name for a flight scheduled on the previous day.
FBI investigators say that Noibi was only questioned after the flight was airborne when a flight attendant noticed that the seat he was sitting in should have been vacant.
The only ID he had with him was a University of Michigan identification card with his picture on it.
Worse still, the man was then allowed to disembark the plane on arrival and leave without incident.
Noibi then returned to LAX some days later and attempted to board a Delta flight to Atlanta, again with an expired boarding pass.
Airport officials say they found a further ten expired boarding passes in his luggage, all with different names on them.
When asked for clarification, the TSA issued the following statement:
“Every passenger that passes through security checkpoints is subject to many layers of security including thorough physical screening at the checkpoint… TSA’s review of this matter indicates that the passenger went through screening.”
The man has now been arrested and charged as a stowaway. The investigation is still ongoing.
Of course, the last time a Nigerian man was able to board a plane without ID or a flight pass, it was because he was assisted by an unidentified well dressed man, according to witnesses.
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab then attempted to blow up his own underpants, an incident which has led directly to the accelerated rise in TSA tyranny throughout the nation’s airports.
The latest incident represents yet another in a long list of concerning security lapses that seem to be increasing concurrently with more and more stories of ridiculous invasive security checks on wheelchair bound travelers, breastfeeding mothers, young children and even babies.
TSA agents are now so busy groping and irradiating airline passengers that they are routinely missing the presence of knives, bombs and guns in both tests and live situations.
Earlier this week ‘Raising Hope’ actor, Garret Dillahunt even tweeted that he had managed to walk right through a TSA checkpoint and on board a plane with a hunting knife.
After months of stalling, The TSA also announced this week that it was allowing airports to once again apply to use private security personnel in place of the government agency. However, according to airport officials, the agency has simply altered the application process to make it even more difficult to replace the TSA.