TSA Foils Kidnapping, Still Fails to Impress Congress

MIAMI, FL - OCTOBER 04: A TSA agent waits for passengers to use the TSA PreCheck lane being implemented by the Transportation Security Administration at Miami International Airport on October 4, 2011 in Miami, Florida. The pilot program launched today for fliers to use the expedited security screening in Miami, Atlanta, Detroit and Dallas/Fort Worth.The lane has a metal detector rather than a full-body imaging machine and passengers will no longer no need to remove shoes, belts, light outerwear, and bags of liquids that are compliant with TSA restrictions. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
TSA, at your service. Photo: Joe Raedle/2011 Getty Images

When the TSA is in the news, it usually means another citizen feels they’ve been manhandled. However, today there was a bit of good news. TSA behavior detection officers saved a woman from kidnappers at Miami International Airport when they noticed she was trembling and trying to hide facial injuries, CNN reports. The incident actually happened a month ago, but the agency insists the timing of the announcement had nothing to do with Wednesday’s congressional hearing on TSA misconduct. Either way, Congress didn’t notice. 

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.” Sure, that sounds pretty bad, but don’t forget about that time the rescued a lady simply by doing their jobs.


TSA Foils Kidnapping, Fails to Impress Congress