Not Content With Hassling Air Travelers, Off-Duty TSA Agent Uses Badge To Scare Driver

One would think that the in-airport exploits of TSA agents do enough to tarnish the agency’s image. However, one agent in Connecticut thought he could bring that same level of traveler satisfaction to those driving the streets of the Nutmeg State.

Yesterday morning, a woman in South Windsor, CT, called 911 to complain about a man who had been driving too close to her car while flashing a badge at her. That man was eventually stopped by police and identified as a 63-year-old TSA agent who works at Bradley Airport.

From NBC Connecticut:

He told police he was upset that the woman was driving slightly below the speed limit on Sullivan Avenue, honked his horn a few times and showed her his TSA badge to try to get her to speed up, according to a release from police.

He claims he was upset she was only driving 30 mph in a 40 mph zone. Which is completely understandable, considering the speed and efficiency with which TSA agents move travelers through screening checkpoints.

Regardless, TSA agents’ authority does not extend to the streets of South Windsor. The man was charged with driving a vehicle to harass or intimidate.

A rep for the agency says officials are aware of the situation and will take any appropriate action.

TSA Agent Flashed Badge at Slow Driver: Cops [NBC Connecticut]

Thanks to Michael for the tip!