An Indianapolis woman is joining some members of congress in criticizing the TSA for security shortfalls this week, after her own security breach which she discovered after returning home from a trip.

During a layover on her last flight home to Indianapolis, Sara Gallienne made a starteling discovery in her backpack.

"I was going through it, pulled out my headphones and I realized, 'Oh crud. I have a knife in here,'" Sara said.

After returning home Sara says she realized that the three inch, folding knife, was in her bag when she boarded a flight from Richmond Virginia to Providence, Rhode Island. It also made it through security when she left Providence for Indianapolis a few days later.

"I was blown away I could not believe that I had just made it through with this knife," Sara said. "Not one, but two TSA checkpoints."

Sara filed a complaint with the TSA and a spokesperson tells Fox 59 it will be investigated. They also said that certain security measures in place since 9/11, such as reinforced cockpits and federal air marshals, have shifted their security focus.

In an email spokesperson Jim Fotenos said, "While many sharp objects remain prohibited, they are unlikely to cause catastrophic damage on an aircraft.   We continue to take the discovery of knives and other prohibited items seriously, however, in today's post 9/11 security environment, intelligence tells us our officers` greatest focus needs to be the biggest threat to aviation today - explosives and explosives components."

"I think everything on the prohibited list should be top slot priority," Sara said. "I mean, literally a woman in front of me was stopped for about two inches of water in her water bottle. She got stopped for that and I was directly behind her and I got through with this."

A Republican Senator grilled the TSA on capitol hill this week citing a report that listed 25,000 security breaches at US airports since 2001. Of them, 14,000 people have made their way into sensitive areas and more than 6,000 people, like Sara, have made it past screeners without proper scrutiny.

The TSA responded by saying that the complaints don't represent even a fraction of one percent of the 5 billion travelers that have flown in the US since 2001.

Sara says she doesn't care what the numbers are.

"To me, the percentages don't mean anything because I just made it through twice," she said. "Not just once but twice."

Because Sara did not fly out of Indianapolis, she did not pass through security here with the knife. However, the TSA will be investigating what happened in Richmond, VA and Providence, RI.