— For the past 20 years, Drew Mandy—whose parents describe him as having "the mental capacity of a two-year-old"—has carried a plastic hammer toy around with him for "security" reasons. It's his thing. But recently TSA agents took his beloved hammer away from him, because it made tapping noises.
Mandy, 29, and his family were on their way to Disney World and going through security at the Detroit airport when they encountered the anti-hammer TSA agents, who pulled him aside for a pat-down. According to Dr. David Mandy, Drew's dad, Drew had trouble following some of the agents' instructions.
When Dr. Mandy tried to tell the TSA agents that his son couldn't understand what they were asking him to do, an agent allegedly told him, "Please, sir, we know what we're doing.