A radio host added fuel to the recent passenger-screening firestorm by sharing with listeners his awkward experience with a TSA agent.

Owen JJ Stone also known as radio personality Oh Doctah in the New Jersey area recently went through an airport screening and said the TSA agent had to reach into his baggy sweatpants to conduct the screening.

"I have to go into your waistband, put my hand down your pants," Stone said, referring to what the agent told him prior to his screening. "He put his hand in my waistband and ran his hand around the ring of my waistband."

Stone said the TSA agent told him reaching deep into the waistline was a new policy.

Fox 5 contacted a TSA official but did not receive a definitive answer as to whether there actually were any new policies regarding baggy clothing.

Local travelers have had mixed reactions to the seemingly increased thoroughness of the pat-down screenings.

"It was okay with me," said Cindi Bono a traveler flying in from San Jose. "She was telling me exactly what she was doing and it does make me feel safer."

"It's way too invasive," said Greg Meyer who flew in from Chicago. "The good news is I'm here and the airplane didn't go down, the bad news is, I was way too close to the guy that was touching me."

A former Israeli resident who travels frequently between San Diego and her home country says the screening process is different in that Israeli airport security agents emphasize the use of eye contact and questions in addition to the traditional screening methods like metal detectors and x-ray machines.

"It makes you feel more secure,"said Shoshi Bogoch, a former Israeli resident. "In Israel it's not about pleasant or comfortable it's about being safe."

Because military service is mandatory for both men and women, Bogoch, now a mom, also served.

Bogoch says airport security detail was actually a highly sought after assignment in her home country.

Israel's Ben Gurion Airport outside of Tel Aviv is highly regarded for their advanced security measures and airport officials from Los Angeles, Oakland and San Diego have consulted Israeli airport officials for their own security measures.

While often praised, the common criticism levied against Ben Gurion Airport is the acceptance and common use of racial profiling as part of their security measures.