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Only in America: The preschooler pat-down

A mom tears into the TSA for treating her 4-year-old daughter "like a tool in a terrorist plot" — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation

A 4-year-old Montana girl was subjected to a full body pat-down by TSA officials when she hugged her grandmother after passing through airport security. The girl's mother, Michelle Brademeyer, says screeners coldly treated her daughter, Isabella, "like a tool in a terrorist plot," suggesting her grandma may have slipped her a gun. One agent justified searching Isabella by saying she'd once "seen a gun in a teddy bear."