TSA pranks student at checkpoint

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    TSA worker pranks student in Philadelphia airport by hiding white powder in baggie | APP.com | Asbury Park Press

    PHILADELPHIA — A college student returning to school after the winter break fell victim to a prank at Philadelphia's airport by a Transportation Security Administration worker who pretended to plant a plastic bag of white powder in her carryon luggage.

    Rebecca Solomon, 22, a University of Michigan student, wrote in a column for her campus newspaper that she was having her bags screened on Jan. 5 before her flight to Detroit when the employee stopped her, reached into her laptop computer bag and pulled out the plastic bag, demanding to know where she had gotten the powder.

    In the Jan. 10 column for The Michigan Daily, she recounted how she struggled to come up with an explanation, wondering if it was bomb-detonating material slipped in by a terrorist or drugs put there by a smuggler.

    "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.
     
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    That'd be a firin'.


    ...and then an ass-kicking.
     
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    I think its funny. It sure beats the pricks that you usually have to deal with when flying. Good to know at least one has a sense of humor. The last time I flew, some fat black lady that thought she was god stood there like a big toad barking orders to the same people that was paying her fat ass. I felt like I was back in boot camp. I told my wife that the fat pig needed to shut her trap and watch how she talked to people. Me and her supervisor ended up having a chat before I boarded. Seems she wasn't so tough when someone stood up to her ghetto attitude. You know the type that works at Hartsfield since you live in Atlanta.
     
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    No, it's not funny if yer the one it happens to.

    There's a line in the sand when it comes to humor. That one passed way over it.

    He shoulda had the passenger in on the joke, and watched the reactions of the rest of the crowd. Probably would have still gotten in trouble, but it wouldn't cross that line.
     
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    i dont find it amusing at all. the tsa worker should be fired if the has not been already
     
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    Hes a gonner and will hopefully try something different next time he wants to flirt with a young woman
     
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    At the time I would be worried but afterwards I would find it funny and laugh. Some people have a sense of humor and not scared to use it.
     
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    The TSA makes it clear that these inspections are no joke. They do not tolerate passengers making jokes and any references to bombs will get you arrested.
     
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    No better reason exists to privatize the Federal Air Transportation And Safety Service and make airliner security the business of the airlines and airports.
     
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    If the TSA were unionized this guy would most likely still have a job
     

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