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Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The PERFECT case for the ACLU
Mom jailed for raging on TSA agents over daughter’s pat down; didn’t want girl’s ‘crotch grabbed’
An overprotective mom’s trip from Nashville to Baltimore took a brief detour to the slammer.
Andrea Fornella Abbott, 41, was arrested at Nashville airport after she went wild on Transportation Security Administration agents for trying to give her daughter a pat down search.
Nashville police said Abbot, from Clarksville, Tenn., shouted and swore at TSA agents, saying she didn’t want her young daughter to have her “crotch grabbed.”
The trouble started on Saturday after Abbott refused to go through the airports body scanning device, The Tennessean reported.
“(Abbott) told me in a very stern voice with quite a bit of attitude that they were not going through that X-ray,” security officer Sabrina Birge told police.
Birge said she told Abbott that the machine was “not an X-ray” and “10,000 times” safer than her cell phone.
“I still don’t want someone to see our bodies naked,” Abbott fumed, according to police.
The daughter was 14.
Woman found guilty for lashing out at TSA over pat-down refusal of daughter
Andrea Fornella Abbott, 41, was arrested at Nashville International Airport in July
The police report claimed she yelled that she would not let TSA officers touch her daughter’s private parts
Jurors found her guilty of disorderly conduct but the judge placed her on probation for a year
A woman was found guilty Tuesday of disorderly conduct for berating security officers trying to pat down her teenage daughter and then refusing to submit to the procedure herself at a Tennessee airport.
Jurors deliberated four hours before convicting Andrea Abbott. She had faced up to 30 days in jail and a $50 fine for her conduct in the July 2011 confrontation at Nashville International Airport, but the judge placed her on probation for a year because she has no criminal record.