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Thread: Student pranked by Philadelphia airport TSA worker - Not Funny

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    Student pranked by Philadelphia airport TSA worker - Not Funny

    ..."He let me stutter through an explanation for the longest minute of my life," Solomon wrote. "Tears streamed down my face as I pleaded with him to understand that I'd never seen this baggie before."

    A short time later, she said, the worker smiled and said it was his.

    The worker "waved the baggie at me and told me he was kidding, that I should've seen the look on my face," she said.

    Solomon said she asked to speak to a supervisor and filled out a complaint, and during that process was told that the man was training TSA workers to detect contraband. Two days later, she said, she was told he had been disciplined...
    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories...TAM&SECTION=US

    If this had been me or one of my kids, I would have probably needed CPR to bring me back. With all the anxiety of passing through inspections, the last thing I would think is funny is having an agent plant a fake baggie of powder in my check-on bag.
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    TOTALLY inexcusable on the part of a government employee. Even MORE SO, one who is partly responsible for the security of ALL airline passengers.

    http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2010/01/23/us/AP-US-Airport-Security-Prank.html
    "...The worker is no longer employed by the TSA after the incident this month, a spokeswoman said. ... TSA viewed this behavior to be completely inappropriate and unprofessional,'' Davis said in a statement. ''The employee was immediately disciplined by TSA management at the Philadelphia airport"...''

    http://www.michigandaily.com/content/personal-statement The Woman's Personall Account of the Details

    This person should be named and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

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    There's a time and place for jokes - that certainly is NOT one of them!

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    Jail time sounds good to me for the TSA employee...

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    I really can't imagine how anyone, even with an "off" sense of humor, would think it was funny to do something like that. I agree with you guys, that this should be treated as a criminal offense.
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    As a sometime resident in Philly, I can say they'll never learn. They had a scandal a year or so ago where baggage workers were stealing from the duffle bags of soldiers going to Iraq. Shameless, feckless, scum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SanNic44 View Post
    Shameless, feckless, scum.
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    Amen.

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