Drunk man poses as TSA agent, pats down women at SFO


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Drunk man poses as TSA agent, pats down women at SFO

By Julianne Cassidy. CREATED Jul 17, 2014

An unidentified San Francisco man was detained inside San Francisco International Airport after posing as a Transportation Security Administration agent and administering "private" pat downs to two women.

The man was a ticketed passenger and first went through security himself. He then reportedly spent a few hours at an airport lounge before returning back to the security checkpoint.  

"According to authorities, the man returned to the passenger screening area and convinced a passenger who was already screened to go to a private booth," reports CBS San Francisco. "What happened inside isn’t exactly clear, because she disappeared to catch her flight."

"Real TSA agents became suspicious of the man when he was seen ushering another woman into the private screening area, because men are only allowed to screen women in the booths if a female agent is present," further reports CBS San Francisco.

Both women were foreigners.

The man was wearing khaki pants and a blue polo shirt. However, he reportedly may have stolen a pair of blue plastic gloves to fit the part of a TSA agent.

As of now, the man only faces a public drunkenness charge. However, additional charges could be added as the investigation continues.

Julianne Cassidy

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A city girl gone country, Philadelphia-bred journalist Julianne Cassidy relocated to be a Nashville-based digital editor for Scripps Media, Inc.