We would all like to believe that the estimated $7.55 billion the government spent on TSA services would have improved security at our nation’s airports. With that being said, it is certainly not a good look for TSA to allow a man to easily walk through a TSA checkpoint and on to a flight at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport in order to confront his girlfriend, who was leaving him.
CBS in Dallas-Fort Worth recently shared video footage of Damarias Cockerham of Garland, Texas, easily walking through the security checkpoint at D-16 and boarding an American Airlines plane bound for Guatemala City, Guatemala. Cockerham confidently walks through an unguarded metal detector, and simply moves the security belt to the side and walks through, unnoticed.
He is able to get down the jetway before a gate agent chases him down to escort him off the plane. Police arrive to address the situation 14 minutes after Cockerham crossed the TSA checkpoint. To view the full video, please visit CBS Dallas-Fort Worth.
What are your thoughts on this TSA security breach?