Nightmare at National Airport: TSA Incident Report Transcript
Here is the full transcript of the TSA incident report:
On June 11, 2007 at approx. 13:45 TSO responded to a CIC check on lane four at center pier checkpoint. A female passenger traveling with a child in a stroller had entered the checkpoint with a 16 ounce bottle of Deer Park water and a plastic children’s drink cup with approx. 6 to 8 ounces of fluid inside. TSO asked the female if the children’s cup had formula or juice in it and she stated no. TSO gave the female her options of placing the 16 oz. Deer Park water in her check baggage or have TSA dispose of the bottle and he informed the passenger that the child’s container was too big and would have to be poured out. TSO stated the female passenger became upset and stated she was an officer and flasher her Secret Service badge and credentials and said that she should be exempt from all this and this was a stupid policy and this whole thing was XXXX.
TSO took the female to the exit lane with the stroller and her bag. When she got past the exit lane podium she opened the child’s drink container and held her arm our and poured the contents (approx. 6 to 8 ounces) on the floor. MWAA Officer was manning the exit lane at the time and observed the entire scene and approached the female passenger after observing this and stopped her when she tried to re-enter the sterile area after trying to come back through after spilling the fluids on the floor. The female passenger again flashed her badge and credentials and told the WMAA office “Do you know who I am?” An argument then ensued between the officer and the passenger over whether spilling of the fluid was intentional or accidental. Office XXXX asked the passenger to clean up the spill and she did. The female passenger then requested to speak to Officer XXXX supervisor and several WMAA officers responded including MWAA Major. After a short discussion between MWAA and and the passenger she was cleared to re-enter the screening checkpoint which she did by going through lane five and after re-submitting her bag and articles for x-ray screening she proceeded to her gate.