Is this what it has come to. To not show discrimination and profiling the TSA will pat down a 10 year old thinking that the father has planted a weapon or explosive on her to sneak on the aircraft. The female TSA agent should be put in jail for 5 years just where her thumb is placed in the second picture. If I was the father of this girl I would create a scene at the airport and let them arrest me. What does the director of Homeland Security have to say about all this. No excuses can be made, this is simply reprehensible! A California family is outraged after a TSA agent aggressively patted down their 10-year-old daughter for nearly two minutes. Kevin Payne, caught the moment his daughter, Vendela, was checked thoroughly by a TSA agent at an airport in North Carolina before their flight back to San Diego on December 30. Payne said he and his daughter felt the security check was excessive, uncomfortable and inappropriate. 'My dad was making funny faces silly faces in the mirror and I felt like screaming the whole time,' Vendela told NBC San Diego. The family was stopped after a Capri Sun juice bag was found in Vedela's bag, which she left there by accident when she went through security at Raleigh-Durham International Airport. The girl was then flagged for extra screening - a pat-down that took nearly two minutes. 'It was an uncomfortable situation,' Payne told NBC of TSA's actions. But Payne said he tried to stay calm, in hopes of not creating an even bigger scene at the airport. 'I just kept it as calm, cool, compliant as possible, and she followed suit,' Payne told San Diego Union Tribune. 'Deep down I was absolutely fuming, but I knew letting emotions out was only going to worsen the situation for everybody.' Payne filmed the incident, in which a TSA agent can be seen patting nearly every inch of Vendela's body. He posted the video to YouTube, where it has more than 17,000 views. Vendela had never dong through an extra-screening process, but she wanted to keep composed because she didn't was to 'throw a tantrum like a one-year-old'. 'I know it's to keep everybody on the plane safe, but she kept patting me down,' Vendela told NBC. 'Pat down, pat down. It was like, over and over.' She said she hopes that in the future, agents will focus on people that could potentially hurt people on a plane instead of focusing on children. According to the TSA's website, screenings are performed to identify threats and prohibited items 'which may be concealed under clothing'. During pat-downs, sufficient pressure must be applied to ensure detection, but the process has been modified for children under 12 years old. 'SA officers will consult parents or the traveling guardian about the best way to relieve any concerns during the screening of a child,' the website states. TSA spokesman Nico Melendez gave the Union Tribune a statement about the December 30 incident. Since pat-down screening is conducted to determine whether prohibited items are concealed under clothing, sufficient pressure must be applied in order to ensure detection,' the statement said. Payne said that it appeared as though the pat-down was one that would have been to an 'adult female', not his ten-year-old daughter. He told NBC that it seemed that the pat-down was the go-to option for TSA agents in Vendela's case. 'My goal was just to clear security as quickly as possible so we could make our flight even though I knew that in my mind they shouldn't be doing what they were doing,' Payne said. 'I didn't want to make an issue of it there or then because it wasn't the time or place and I didn't want to further traumatize my daughter.' Payne told the Union Tribune that the security check delayed his family's trip for about an hour, and they only made their flight because it was delayed. 'I'm a very big proponent of security, and if they were patting me down no problem, but this was a 10-year-old girl,' Payne said. 'The whole system seems to not work the way it should be working.'