TSA to ax worker who left note in bag with sex toy
Saturday, October 29, 2011
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration says it will fire a New Jersey baggage screener who left a note that said “Get your freak on girl” in a suitcase containing a sex toy.
TSA spokesman Kawika Riley said Friday that the agency personally apologized to the passenger. He says the handwritten note was “highly inappropriate.”
The bag belongs to New York lawyer and feminist blogger Jill Filipovic, who flew to Ireland from Newark Liberty International Airport on Saturday.
The note got widespread attention after she posted a photo of it on Twitter.
She blogged that her initial reaction was “Total violation of privacy, wildly inappropriate and clearly not ok, but I also just died laughing in my hotel room.”
Riley says the agency took swift action after learning about it.