The New York Post reports that in a rare departure from the professionalism and decorum we’ve come to expect from TSA Security Officers, a TSA screener at New York JFK lost her temper and tossed a cup of hot coffee at an AA pilot after he spoke up and asked her to mute “a profanity-laced conversation in a terminal”.
American Airlines pilot, Steven Trivett, was off duty at JFK and leaving T-8 when he overheard the conversation between TSA screener, Lateisha El, and her colleagues. According to the NY Post article by Phillip Messing, the pilot told the screeners that they should “conduct themselves more professionally in uniform and not use profanity or the n-word”.
The screeners told the pilot to mind his own business and after he identified himself as a TSA officer and tried to grab El’s badge, she tossed a cup of hot coffee on him.
The pilot wasn’t injured. Officer El was given a harassment ticket and faces misdemeanor assault charges.
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