This is unsettling. The TSA found something wonkier and more gruesome than your usual box cutter or vibrator or even loaded gun this week: they found an actual human skull. Yeah. At Fort Lauderdale Airport, TSA screeners discovered that the remains of a human skull and its teeth were hidden inside clay pots. The skull was mixed in with the dirt. More »
Airport security checkpoint © Inha Leex Hale There are times when you do something on the job that you might never, ever live down — like the time I nearly set the office on fire with the toaster oven, or when I accidentally wore mismatched shoes. So I have a tiny bit of sympathy for [...]
Six TSA workers were hospitalized and security checks were briefly halted at a JFK checkpoint.
A TSA agent who accidentally sprayed five fellow employees left JFK Airport with mud in its eye. According to the New York Post, the stinging substance that is meant to be shot in the eye, sent all six airport security screeners to the hospital. The Post reports, "The agent, Chris Yves Dabel, discovered the device [...]
A TSA screener at JFK pepper-sprayed five of his colleagues at Terminal 2 on Tuesday, according to the New York Post. The screener, Chris Yves Dabel, found a pepper-spray cannister on the floor and believed it was a laser-pointer, so (for some reason), he aimed it at five other screeners and pressed the trigger. The [...]
An airport security worker who discovered a container of pepper spray at JFK sprayed five of his colleagues with the chemical as he was 'playing around' with the canister.All six TSA screeners were taken to hospital, and security checks...Show More Summary
A former TSA screener at Newark Airport: A lot of what we do is make-believe. I've had to screen small children and explain to their parents I had no choice but to "check" them. I would only place my hands on their arms and bottom half of their legs, and the entire "pat-down" lasted 10 seconds. Show More Summary
A three-year-old girl woth spina bifida "was reduced to tears by TSA screeners on her way to a family vacation in Florida earlier this month." Video at Gothamist.
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration has issued an apology after an embarrassing video, filmed by a Missouri couple, painted its agent in very poor light. On February 8, TSA screeners in St. Louis stopped Annie Schulte and...Show More Summary
A Missouri couple who was Disney World bound with their disabled 3-year-old got held up by some very questionable TSA screeners at the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. When attempting to make their flight to Orlando, Florida, the toddler in a wheel chair was pulled aside for a pat-down. Show More Summary
A three-year-old girl who suffers from spina bifida was reduced to tears by TSA screeners on her way to a family vacation in Florida earlier this month. Annie Forck, the mother of little Lucy Forck, recorded the incident at Lambert-St. Show More Summary
A 59-year-old Pennsylvania man’s decision to bring a loaded gun in a New Jersey airport has landed him behind bars. Robert Kellerman was arrested at Newark Liberty International Airport after TSA screeners noticed a loaded gun in his carry-on bag. According to The Associated Press, Port Authority police officers placed the man under arrest at [...]Show More Summary
We’ve seen so many stories of Transportation Security Administration agents pilfering, stealing, looting and otherwise stealing from travelers that this entire post could be a series of links. And hey, here’s another one for the pile,...Show More Summary
A former TSA screener turned blogger who is now causing embarrassment for the federal agency has revealed that TSA officers routinely laugh at and make fun of passengers’ nude body scanner images in back rooms.In a blog entitled Taking...Show More Summary
Taking Sense Away is the aptly named blog allegedly maintained by an anonymous former TSA screener. It delves into the kinds of shenanigans that go on in the image operator room where they get to see what you look like naked in the pornoscanner ("a whole lot of officers laughing and clowning in regard to [...]
What is it about JFK and Apple products? Just a few weeks after an airport employee was arrested for allegedly stealing $1.9 million in iPad minis comes word that a TSA worker there has been busted for stealing Apple baubles from people's checked luggage. But at least the airport now has less-naked body scanners? [ more › ]
NEW YORK -- A Transportation Security Administration screener was arrested on charges he swiped iPads and other electronic devices from passengers' luggage at New York's John F. Kennedy Airport, authorities said.
TSA agents should be advised that the next item they swipe might belong to the authorities. On Tuesday Port Authority police arrested 32-year-old TSA screener Sean J. Henry for allegedly stealing iPads and an Apple laptop from checked baggage at JFK Airport. Police say stolen electronics were also found in ... More »
I’ve often heard that Canadians are very nice. And they are—the customs agents, the TSA screeners and the airport restaurant cashiers were are very pleasant. That’s not to say our neighbors to the north don’t have spirit, though. Toronto represented last night at Rihanna 777 concert at Danforth Music Hall—the second in breakneck series of [...]
Airport security screeners have ratified the first contract with the Transportation Security Administration, a pact that among other things overhauls their pay for performance system to emphasize actual on the job performance over certification tests. Read full article >>