TSA: Worker Who Wrote ‘Freak On’ Note No Longer Checking Baggage
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A Transportation Security Administration employee responsible for a passenger’s ‘freak’ out earlier this week is no longer checking luggage, according to the agency.
Jill Filipovic, of Brooklyn, who flew from Newark Liberty Airport to Dublin over the weekend opened her luggage Monday morning to discover a personalized note on an official TSA form, reading “GET YOUR FREAK ON GIRL.”
Filipovic, a lawyer and blogger, believes the note stemmed from the small vibrator that was packed in her suitcase.
On Wednesday, the TSA said that it had “quickly launched an investigation and identified the employee responsible.”
According to a post on its blog, the TSA says the “individual was immediately removed from screening operations and appropriate disciplinary action has been initiated.”
On Monday, Filipovic told 1010 WINS that, at first, it was funny, but then she imagined a bunch of men at the airport going through her suitcase and laughing about it.
“The more I think about it, the more I actually find it really offensive and a pretty egregious invasion of privacy,” Filipovic said.
The agency said that TSA officials reached out to Filipovic and “personally apologized” for the “unfortunate incident.”
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