Florida woman gropes back US’ TSA agent in retaliation to ‘treatment’ she received

Woman claims she was only demonstrating the treatment she got while going through security before catching her flight.

Written by Agencies | Washington | Published: June 20, 2012 5:31 pm

A Florida Airline passenger,who groped a Transportation Security Administration supervisor,claimed she was only demonstrating the treatment she got while going through security before catching her flight.

Carol Jean Price,59,claims a TSA agent grabbed her breasts and crotch during a screening at Southwest Florida International Airport,in response to which,she grabbed a TSA supervisor,allegedly without permission,to show the supervisor what she went through.

A video of the incident shows Price putting down her bags dramatically and grabbing a TSA supervisor in what appears to be the crotch area.

Price claimed that she was just demonstrating the aggressive treatment,when she was caught on camera.

“She did not touch the supervisor as intrusively as she was touched,” the New York Daily News quoted Price”s lawyer,John Mills,as saying.

Agents who witnessed the incident said that Price became upset after being selected for an extra screening,and asked to speak to a supervisor and it was then that she reached down and “demonstrated and grabbed the leg of the agent and the crotch area as she claimed had happened to her.”

Price,a former TSA agent herself,believes the incident was a targeted assault because both women knew each other.

Mills said the incident was more than the typical TSA-passenger conflict,and was personal.

“She’s obviously been through training and knew this lady,” Mills said.

Price was removed from the flight to Ohio,which Mills said she was taking to attend her brother”s funeral and now faces misdemeanor battery charges.

A jury is set to decide on the case in July.

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