A mother upset at the TSA's treatment of her daughter posted a video online of the 3-year-old in tears after agents asked to conduct additional screening on her wheelchair.
The Forck family was headed to Walt Disney World, waiting to board a flight from St. Louis to Orlando.
The mother said Transportation Security Administration agents brought her daughter, Lucy, who has spina bifida, to tears after pulling her aside and asking to pat her down and screen her wheelchair.
The mom said the final straw came when the agents refused to return the girl's stuffed animal.
The TSA has since apologized for what happened, and the girl's family did make it to Orlando for their vacation.
"TSA regrets inaccurate guidance was provided to this family during screening and offers its apology. We are committed to maintaining the security of the traveling public and strive to treat all passengers with dignity and respect. While no pat-down was performed, we will address specific concerns with our workforce."
Lucy's mother quickly got out her smartphone and started recording the ordeal, angering one TSA agent who told her she was not allowed to record what was happening.