More and more I hate these petty tyrants. The whole TSA needs to be disbanded. Assuming they're actually useful at all (they aren't), their tasks could be handled more efficiently and professionally by private security.
Case in point, Primo Meza is a resident of Florida who was in Des Moines to visit his sick sister. While going through the security line to get to the terminal so he could board his flight, his pacemaker set off an alarm with the TSA. They immediately leapt into action to save us from this deadly seasoned citizen.
Besides his pacemaker, Mr. Meza also requires a battery powered oxygen system. While undergoing the gentle, understanding, and above all professional ministrations of these petty tyrants, the battery for his system ran down. His daughter, traveling with him, attempted to intervene to recharge the battery on his machine.
"When I tried to walk towards him, they surrounded me and told me I couldn't touch him and I said I need... I told them like five times I needed to plug him in so that he didn't lose his battery life," she said in the linked report. She was rebuffed.
By the time the geniuses with the TSA decided that the elderly man posed no threat, it was time to board his flight. Unfortunately, with his battery nearly depleted, and no time to charge it, he was instead stuck in Des Moines. The TSA, of course, claims no responsibility here.