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Video Shows Man Walk Easily Past TSA Checkpoint At DFW

Impacting Travel | Gabe Zaldivar | July 27, 2016

Video Shows Man Walk Easily Past TSA Checkpoint At DFW

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To the many who have ever wondered how you could just slip on through past the TSA, there is a video that shows a man doing just that.

The following YouTube video shows a man by the name of Damarias Cockerham easily breaching security at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

As you will see below, Cockerham saunters through the airport and, while many travelers queue up at a TSA line in the background, utilizes another route that was not being used.

After meandering past that checkpoint, Cockerham then manages to amble past a TSA official who, as the video implies, may have been looking at his phone.

The absolute ease with which this man gets past security is startling.

As KTVT reports, the video was taken a year ago but is just now reaching a mass of travelers who have made filing into TSA checkpoints a necessary part of their travel itinerary.

KTVT spoke with Denny Kelley who is listed as an aviation security expert. Kelley had this to offer as an explanation for the lapse in security: “It's very difficult to get quality security when you pay people what they pay these people, and you don't train them very well. They get bored, inattention comes into effect.”

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As for why a man would gamble that he could skip past what is a seemingly very secure checkpoint, the report states, “Police say Cockerham was trying to stop his girlfriend from leaving him, claiming he didn't want her to be with the wrong man.”

Most travelers walk into the airport fully aware that they will be poked, prodded and examined by security officials.

And many realize they will have to at the very least take off their shoes and put their belongings through technological scrutiny before they ever see an airplane.

But most don’t consider just walking on past TSA as if they have somewhere far more important to be than a security line.

As the video illustrates, TSA checkpoints aren’t impenetrable. And it doesn’t take an elaborate plan to breach an airport’s most secure area.


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