Afterwards, the corpse was cleared to go to the following secure part of the terminal.
Unfortunately, that’s not the only strange moment to occur.
Some can even argue that with the TSA, full-body scanners can be programmed with bigotry in mind, which was evident in the case of Victoria Scott, who has written for Jalopnik in the past and now works for The Drive.
Scott, who is a trans woman, is more times than not guaranteed a TSA pat-down when she goes through security.
“No matter what I do short of getting surgery, I can’t pass because every time it scans my body, it recognizes an anomaly,” she told the outlet before noting that she would get the pat-down.
Usually, she goes along with the pat-down so she can carry on with her day.
But, a recent TSA experience at her home checkpoint caused her to become more anxious about flying.
During the pat-down, Scott told a TSA supervisor that she gets pat-down a lot as she flies.
“Well, do you enjoy it?” a supervisor told Scott. “Because if you don’t enjoy it, you could dress as your birth gender.”
Evidently stunned, she wanted to say something but refrained because of potential repercussions.
“I have no power.”
Scott is not alone in her experience. Stories of racial profiling of passengers and high turnover rates amongst officers further highlight the depressing picture of the $9.7bn government agency.