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TSA to fire worker who left note in bag with sex toy



Published: Fri, October 28, 2011 @ 3:45 p.m.

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A baggage screener who left a note saying "Get your freak on girl" inside a woman's suitcase that contained a sex toy will be fired, the federal Transportation Security Administration said today.

"TSA views the handwritten note to be highly inappropriate and unprofessional and apologizes for this unfortunate incident," spokesman Kawika Riley said in an emailed statement.

The Newark Liberty International Airport employee was disciplined and removed from baggage-screening duties, Riley said. The TSA intends to fire the worker after the individual is given a chance to appeal, she said. The agency, citing privacy laws, didn't identify the worker.

The note came to light after passenger Jill Filipovic posted a photo of it Monday on her Twitter account.

Filipovic, a New York lawyer and feminist blogger, flew from Newark to Dublin over the weekend. When she opened her checked suitcase, she found a printed advisory that the TSA had opened and inspected her luggage. The additional note was handwritten on the side of the official paper.

Her initial interpretation: "Total violation of privacy, wildly inappropriate and clearly not ok, but I also just died laughing in my hotel room."


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1Stan(9923 comments)posted 3 years ago

"Filipovic, a New York lawyer and feminist blogger"

Well that explains it . . . ..

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2paulydel(1322 comments)posted 3 years ago

I don't see anything wrong with that. Its obvious what she was doing with it and she got a laugh out of it which is exactly what I would have done laughed it off.

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3AtownAugie(706 comments)posted 3 years ago

The lawyer / feminist blogger said she ""died laughing in [her] hotel room." Given the reason for her 15 minutes of fame, it's interesting that she died from laughing -- The Big L. Silly me: I always thought it would be from another letter....

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4mcluvin(72 comments)posted 3 years ago

Good job on the privacy act. Now we all know that Jill Filipovic is bringin da "Magic Rocket" on trips with her. LOL! Priceless!

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