Father is horrified after TSA worker 'verbally abuses his daughter, 15, for wearing skimpy clothing at airport
An investigation is underway after a TSA officer told a teenage girl traveling through Los Angeles Airport to 'cover herself up' in an allegedly abusive manner.
The father of the 15-year-old girl, who is not named, blogged about the incident yesterday in which he expressed his horror that his daughter was humiliated and shamed by the officer.
He also posted a picture of what his daughter was wearing at the time - a pair of long black leggings and a tank top with a shirt over it.
She was traveling with a group of high school students on a college tour when the agent allegedly verbally abused her.
She texted her father, editor-in-chief of Make magazine Mark Frauenfelder, afterwards to tell him what happened and was said to be shaken up by the incident.
He wrote on his blog Boing Boing: 'She was at the station where the TSA checks IDs. She said the officer was "glaring" at her and mumbling.
'She said, "Excuse me?" and he said, "You're only 15, COVER YOURSELF!" in a hostile tone. She said she was shaken up by his abusive manner.'
Mark then revealed that he and his wife met with the TSA who said they were opening an investigation into the incident which they were 'taking seriously'.
Writing about the TSA agent's behavior he said: 'It doesn't matter what she was wearing, because it's none of his business to tell girls what they should or should not wear.
'His creepy thoughts are his own problem, and he shouldn't use his position of authority as an excuse to humiliate a girl and blame her for his sick attitude.'