|Published:||Apr 30, 2012 9:53 PM EDT|
|Updated:||May 01, 2012 3:51 AM EDT|
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- A traveler turns the tables on the TSA, giving her own version of a personal pat down. Now she's facing charges for getting too close for comfort.
Police say they arrested Carol Jean Price, 59, for battery and resisting an officer after they say she groped a TSA agent at Southwest Florida International Airport. Arrest reports say Price was about to board a flight to Ohio when she was chosen for a pat down at security. Price was reportedly angry about the extra screening and asked to speak to a supervisor.
Other TSA agents told police that's when Price "reached down to demonstrate and grabbed the leg of the agent and crotch area as she claimed had happened to her."
The security pat downs have been controversial across the country.
"They used to give you just a slight pat down but now they are all over you. So they're getting worse," said Ron Buschbom, passenger from Fort Myers.
"I have no problem with them. I mean, I think they are safe, they're making the flights safer so for me its not an issue at all," said Elizabeth McCabe, passenger from Long Island, New York.
TSA tells WINK News they work everyday to protect travelers and do not tolerate assaults against its agents. WINK News did speak to Price's husband off camera and he said there is much more to the story and says they will talk after they seek legal advice.
TSA said there have been two similar cases, one in Miami and one in Phoenix and both of those passengers pled guilty.