Woman Air Passenger Gropes Breast of TSA Agent

Yukari Mihamae

I’m not surprised that it was a 61-year-old woman who finally gave a TSA agent a taste of her own medicine. The older I get, the less willing I am to put up with sh&t from other people. I’m guessing Yukari Mihamae has experienced the same kind growing inability to suffer indignities that I have. Not that I’m defending what she did…but I can understand where she was coming from when she did it.

Phoenix police say 61-year-old Yukari Mihamae is accused of grabbing the left breast of the unidentified TSA agent Thursday at an airport checkpoint.

TSA spokesperson Kawika Riley confirmed the altercation to msnbc.com in a statement: “On July 14 at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, local law enforcement arrested a passenger for assaulting a TSA officer during the screening process.”

TSA staff say Mihamae refused to be go through passenger screening and became argumentative before she squeezed and twisted the agent’s breast with both hands.

When police showed up, the woman readily admitted grabbing and twisting the TSA agent’s left breast. Mihamae was arrested and charged with felony sexual abuse. She has since been released.

The Daily Mail has lots more. It seems Mihamae was on her way back home to Longmont, Colorado when the unfortunate incident took place. I’m guessing she had already experienced a number of indignities on her way to Phoenix, and she just got fed up and lost it. As reported in the Daily Mail article, one of Mihamae’s neighbors told a local TV station:

‘For her to be arrested for anything is totally shocking to me.

‘I am 100 per cent shocked,’ he told local station Fox 31.

He said that his neighbour travels about three days a week. Court records show that she is self-employed.

Wow! If she travels that much by air, no wonder she couldn’t take the TSA groping anymore! The TSA spokeperson had no idea why Mihamae would choose to do such thing. But supportive fans responded by setting up Facebook pages in her honor.

‘You go girl,’ ‘Fight the power’, and ‘My new hero’ were comments posted on Facebook groups set up calling for Mihamae to be acquitted.

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5 Comments on “Woman Air Passenger Gropes Breast of TSA Agent”

    • bostonboomer says:

      From the above article:

      Today the Transportation Security Administration announced a pilot program which it says will move towards “risk-based, intelligence driven” security screening. TSA Spokesman Greg Soule told ABC News, that this pilot is an effort to “focus more on passengers we know less about, and not focus our resources as much on passengers who are less of a risk. However, there will continue to be an element of randomness and unpredictability.”

      The pilot program will begin this fall, initially with Delta Airlines at its hubs in Atlanta and Detroit, and with American Airlines at its hubs in Dallas and Miami. The airlines, working with the TSA, have identified frequent flyers, passengers who “who have an extensive travel history”, according to Soule.

      The airlines will be contacting these passengers to ask if they want to participate in the pilot program. Those who agree will have an indication on their boarding pass that they are part of this program. When they’re traveling, they’ll be directed to a special security lane for expedited screening. The TSA, for security reasons, would not say what kind of screening these passengers might be able to forgo. It’s unclear, for example, whether these travelers would be able to leave on their shoes, leave laptops in their cases, and bring through their water bottles. Also, TSA has made it clear that there are no guarantees that the passengers won’t be subject to full screening. In a statement, TSA Administrator John Pistole, said, “TSA will continue to incorporate random and unpredictable screening measures throughout the airport and no individual will be guaranteed expedited screening.”

      I’m so glad I never fly!

  1. JeanLouise says:

    It’s about damn time. I just hope that it’s really “intelligence based”. It’s probably not going to help me because I only fly a few times a year but I’m tired of hearing about 95-year-old women being body searched.

  2. northwestrain says:

    Yea!!!! She is my heroine. I posted elsewhere about this brave woman — groping the groper. I’ve been told by friends who have had to fly that the TSA bitches really do squeeze and twist and leave bruises. I no longer fly — I refuse to be sexually molested. I also have spies that fly and they’ve told me that all too often the women chosen for the “enhanced” squeeze and twist are often very good looking. This is apparently arousing for the men in line. From the photos I’ve seen on daily pat down — my spies observations are probably correct.

    Security Theater — just like the Debt ceiling — political theater.

    I don’t fly because if some bitch tried to squeeze and twist my boobs my automatic reflex would rearrange her face. Not my fault — just an automatic reaction to sexual assault.

    I grew up on secure military bases — so I’ve seen real security The dopes working in the TSA uniforms are worse than useless.

    So now I have a new heroine! I seem to remember another women slapping a TSA jerk who tried to give her boobs a squeeze and twist. Also a mother in Tenn. refused to allow the TSA jerks to molest her 6 yr. old daughter. Good for that mom.

    Prepare to read more stories about boob bombs — this seems to be the only way that the TSA can respond. This big tip probably came from someone who was sold to the CIA as a torture slave.

    One major problem with mistreating passengers — is that when this is done to passengers from other countries — AMERICANS will be treated very roughly in foreign countries. This has already happened to me in Antigua. In that case the MALE at the gate used to metal detector and poked all the foreigner’s boobs — hard. Hard enough to bruise. I’ve not seen this aspect of flying brought up — but it is happening.