A woman who says she was touched inappropriately by an airport security agent at Southwest Florida International Airport in the United States is accused of groping her back. Carol Price was going through security on her way to a flight to Cleveland when the incident occurred. She says she felt a Transportation Security Administration agent touch her intrusively after another agent allegedly groped Price’s genitals and breasts. Price then dropped her carry-on bags, turned to a TSA supervisor and touched her in return. Price, who now faces battery charges, is herself a former TSA agent who used to work at the same airport. She says the agent was not following protocol.
“It was a customer complaint of an extremely inappropriate search,” said Price’s defence lawyer John Mills. “She did not touch the supervisor as intrusively as she was touched.”
[pictured: Security checkpoint, Seattle Tacoma International; photo by Minnaert]