Woman Slaps TSA Employee Over Patdown

South Korean traveler is arrested after altercation

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 28, 2012 12:44 PM CST

(Newser) – A traveler from South Korea did not take to kindly to America's airport security and is in jail as a result. Authorities say Hyunjoo Kim, 39, slapped one female TSA employee at Orlando International Airport and shoved another, reports the Orlando Sentinel. The slap came after a patdown and the shove after she was told that bottles of lotion in her bag were too big to bring aboard the plane. She's asked authorities to let the South Korean government know she's in jail, facing charges of battery on transit agents.

In this file photo, a Transportation Security Administration officer checks a passenger's luggage.
In this file photo, a Transportation Security Administration officer checks a passenger's luggage.   (AP Photo/Erik S. Lesser)
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