Ten minutes. That’s all it took for a six person Lee County jury to find a former Transportation Security Administration agent guilty of battery. She was on trial for groping a TSA agent.
On April 20, at Concourse C at Southwest Florida International Airport, Carol Price grabbed a TSA supervisor’s leg and then pushed upward.
“It hurt. It was embarrassing,” said TSA Supervisor Kristen Arnberg.
Price was on her way to her brother’s funeral when she says she received an intrusive pat-down.
She testified an agent touched her genitals four times.
“I noticed it enough where I felt her bump up into it,” said Price.
That’s when she walked up to the TSA supervisor and groped her saying she did it to make a customer complaint.
“Oh I wanted to take it further. Yes. That’s how upset I was,” said Price.
Price is a former TSA agent herself and the judge called her out.
“Frankly with your past there with TSA you ought to have known better,” said Judge Frank Mann Jr.
The jury found her guilty of misdemeanor battery.
She was sentenced to six months probation, a $500 fine and costs.
She’ll have to take an anger management course too.
“Mrs. Price had a bad day. She was going to her brother’s funeral and it got even worse. She wishes, of course, that day never happened,” said Price’s attorney John Mills.
Prosecutors say we can all learn from this case.
“Take a deep breath and be patient. It’s no different for someone who used to work there,” said Prosecutor Amy D’Alessandro.
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