LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The attorney representing a passenger arrested for patting down a TSA agent says his client had a responsibility to point out an offensive and improper search. WINK News first broke the story when Carol Price, a retired TSA agent, was arrested for allegedly groping a former co-worker at Southwest Florida International Airport.
Price was leaving on a United Airlines flight at RSW back in April when the incident happened. The video of Price turning the tables on the TSA has made national news headlines and has now gone viral.
Her attorney says the images depict a misunderstanding coupled with reprisal. The video shows Price sliding her hands up a supervisor's thighs. Her attorney says she was demonstrating how she was searched just seconds before. You can see Price pointing, presumably to where the search was conducted. The woman she's confronting, the alleged victim, is her former co-worker.
Another angle of the surveillance shows Price's search, after she was pulled from the line for pat down security.
Her attorney would not speculate on whether his client may have been targeted for the inappropriate touching.
Price will go on trial for the battery charge against her on July 3rd.
WINK News reached out to the TSA for reaction on these new developments and are still waiting on a response.