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TSA disciplines screener who instructed passenger to “Get her freak on”

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The Transportation Security Administration has initiated disciplinary action against an employee who told a female passenger to “Get her freak on” in a handwritten note placed inside her bag.

The passenger tweeted a picture of the note – which was written on a “Notice of Inspection” form that TSA places inside checked bags that are going to be searched. The employee has been removed from screening duty and is awaiting further disciplinary action.

According to the TSA blog:

“The handwritten note was highly inappropriate and unprofessional, and TSA has zero tolerance for this type of behavior. Agency officials have also reached out to the passenger to personally apologize for this unfortunate incident.”

(Hat tip to TPM for its original post and followup)


  1. Richard Says:
    October 26th, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Strange, I thought something like that would be considered normal for the TSA – invasion of privacy and humiliation. Or maybe the thrill of groping little kids, the elderly, the disabled as well as anyone else has worn off now they’re going to the next level of “fun” for themselves.

  2. ryan Says:
    October 26th, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    Maybe broken lizard can make super troopers 2 and base it on TSA employees

  3. Glenn Says:
    October 27th, 2011 at 6:31 am

    Federal employees are obliged to be professional at all times. This kind of behavior is completely unacceptable and reflects poorly on federal employees at large.
    Given the current mood on the federal employment sector in Congress, this kind of behavior is even more damaging.

    The employee responsible for this act should be terminated.

  4. usmctsavaed Says:
    October 28th, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    It must have been a new employee who thought that was okay.