At least one TSA supervisor at Florida's Southwest International Airport seemingly has different standards for herself, and for everyone else.
After Carol Price, a former TSA employee, went through the security line on April 20 and was given a thorough pat-down, she went over to Kristen Arnberg, her former supervisor, to complain about what she felt was "intrusive touching of her genitals and breasts."
Price's lawyer says that the supervisor asked Price what she meant by "intrusive," so Price "demonstrated" on her.
The two did not get along when they worked together through 2007, reports indicate, and now Arnberg is alleging Price "intentionally and without consent [grabbed] the victim and [slid] her hands into the crotch area."
See more security footage of the ironic incident via ABC:
After demonstrating the TSA pat-down Price tried to walk to her flight, ignoring a police officer's instructions to stay in the area. She was consequently arrested for battery and resisting an officer, and is due to appear in court on July 2 for the misdemeanor battery charges.
Price's lawyer says they have received three plea offers, and have turned down each one.
"She doesn't feel like she's done anything wrong, and I agree with her," he said.
Kate Hanni, the director of FlyersRights.org, commented that TSA screening is "the most degrading, undignified process," and that we really ought to reevaluate who we are hiring and what training they receive.
The TSA maintains: "The pat down was conducted correctly in accordance with our procedures. Violence against our officers who work every day to keep the traveling public safe is unacceptable."