It happened on her way to Cleveland, Ohio. Airline passenger Carol Price says while going through security to catch her flight, a TSA agent groped her.
Price put down her carry-on bags, turned to a TSA supervisor and grabbed her – allegedly without permission – to show the supervisor what Price says she went through.
“It was a customer complaint of an extremely inappropriate search,” said Price’s defense attorney John Mills.
Price was removed from the flight, taken to jail and now faces misdemeanor battery charges. In turn, she missed her brother’s funeral to which she was traveling in the first place.
She has pleaded not guilty.
“Ms. Price just wants her name cleared,” Mills said.
The TSA says: “The pat down was conducted correctly in accordance with our procedures. Violence against our officers who work every day to keep the traveling public safe is unacceptable.”