Jul 15 2011
The media called this woman an ‘overprotective’ mom whose trip from Nashville to Baltimore took a brief detour to the slammer. Andrea Formella Abbott, 41, was arrested at Nashville airport after she went wild on TSA agents for trying to grab her daughter’s crotch.
(And they call her OVERPROTECTIVE? Try groping a little girl’s crotch on the street and see who ends up in jail. Overprotective – hardly!)
NY DAILY NEWS (H/T Raymond) -Nashville police said Abbot 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.
She was released on bond on Saturday night. Cops didn’t release her daughter’s name or age. Last month, the head of the TSA ordered agents to avoid giving children pat down searches. The policy change came after several videos showing screeners searching kids went viral, sparking months of criticism.