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TSA Screener Hurls Cup of Hot Coffee at Pilot

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By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

Who doesn’t like a complimentary cup of coffee?

Well, here’s one instance where it wasn’t appreciated.

The New York Post reports that a Transportation Security Administration screener was arrested on March 28 at 5 a.m. for throwing a cup of hot coffee on an American Airlines pilot.

The Post reported the incident happened when off-duty pilot Steven Trivett, 54, was exiting a terminal and overheard a conversation peppered with plenty profanity.

Trivett asked them to tone it down and “conduct themselves more professionally in uniform and not use profanity or the n-word,” a source told the Post.

One screen told him to butt out.

When he tried to grab at the ID tags of screener Lateisha El, 30, the Post reported, that she tossed the cup of coffee on him.

The Post reported that Trivett wasn’t serious injured and El was given a desk-appearance ticket on harassment and misdemeanor-assault charges.

 

 

 


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Comment from Doug Wolfe
Time April 9, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Kudosto to that pilot for calling them on their conduct. How the TSA screeners talk in private is their business, but how they speak in public is everyones business.
That TSA hoodlum was too stupid to just shut her mouth and let the situation end right there.

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