(Image Source: tsa.gov)

 

BY CHARLES MCKEAGUE

 

ANCHOR MEGAN MURPHY

 

Some call them “Thousands Standing Around” — others feel like they’re often violated by them.  But HLN reports TSA officers in Miami are being praised for a kidnapping rescue. 

 

“The TSA says behavior detection officers noticed that she was shaking and hiding some bruises while she was at the ticket counter. ... she told them that she had been kidnapped.”

 

According to the police report, the woman was vacationing in Miami with friends when it turned violent. The Huffington Post reports she was accused of sleeping with a boyfriend of one of the suspects.

 

“The two women threatened to kill her ‘for ruining their weekend,’ took all the money from her purse, ripped her jewelry off, and dragged her back into the hotel room when she attempted to escape.”

 

She was at the airport heading home to New Jersey with the same suspects who had allegedly beaten and robbed her — when TSA came to the rescue. CNN says it’s something new for TSA.

 

“Good news for the TSA frequently under attack. They get a good one today.

And good news for the woman! Absolutely.”

 

The good news might stop there though.  The surveillance footage and report were leaked on Tuesday and the incident happened more than a month ago.  New York Magazine says TSA officials insist it didn’t have anything to do with a congressional hearing on TSA misconduct on Wednesday. Apparently the rescue hasn’t helped its image.

 

“Representative Mike D. Rogers opened the hearing by saying, ‘Stealing from checked luggage; accepting bribes from drug smugglers; sleeping or drinking while on duty — this kind of criminal behavior and negligence has contributed significantly to TSA’s shattered public image.’

 

The suspects were charged with kidnapping, robbery, and false imprisonment.  The two men in the group were released without charges.  To watch more video on this story click on the link in the transcript section.

 

 

TSA Officers Save Woman From Kidnappers

by Charlie McKeague
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Aug 2, 2012

TSA Officers Save Woman From Kidnappers

(Image Source: tsa.gov)

 

BY CHARLES MCKEAGUE

 

ANCHOR MEGAN MURPHY

 

Some call them “Thousands Standing Around” — others feel like they’re often violated by them.  But HLN reports TSA officers in Miami are being praised for a kidnapping rescue. 

 

“The TSA says behavior detection officers noticed that she was shaking and hiding some bruises while she was at the ticket counter. ... she told them that she had been kidnapped.”

 

According to the police report, the woman was vacationing in Miami with friends when it turned violent. The Huffington Post reports she was accused of sleeping with a boyfriend of one of the suspects.

 

“The two women threatened to kill her ‘for ruining their weekend,’ took all the money from her purse, ripped her jewelry off, and dragged her back into the hotel room when she attempted to escape.”

 

She was at the airport heading home to New Jersey with the same suspects who had allegedly beaten and robbed her — when TSA came to the rescue. CNN says it’s something new for TSA.

 

“Good news for the TSA frequently under attack. They get a good one today.

And good news for the woman! Absolutely.”

 

The good news might stop there though.  The surveillance footage and report were leaked on Tuesday and the incident happened more than a month ago.  New York Magazine says TSA officials insist it didn’t have anything to do with a congressional hearing on TSA misconduct on Wednesday. Apparently the rescue hasn’t helped its image.

 

“Representative Mike D. Rogers opened the hearing by saying, ‘Stealing from checked luggage; accepting bribes from drug smugglers; sleeping or drinking while on duty — this kind of criminal behavior and negligence has contributed significantly to TSA’s shattered public image.’

 

The suspects were charged with kidnapping, robbery, and false imprisonment.  The two men in the group were released without charges.  To watch more video on this story click on the link in the transcript section.

 

 

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