A South Korean woman was jailed after she became irate and slapped a TSA employee at Orlando International Airport Wednesday, police said.
Hyunjoo Kim, 39, was upset that she needed to be patted down during the screening process at the security check point and slapped a female Transportation Security Administration employee, reports show. She became more agitated when screening officers told her two bottles of lotion were too big to carry onto the airplane.
“She swung several times at TSA Officer [Janine] Pagan and eventually struck her with an open hand on the right side of her face, causing redness and soreness,” Kim’s arrest report shows. “Kim then turned and shoved TSA Officer [Pamela] Soto in the chest several times in an attempt to get her bag.”
An Orlando police officer working off-duty at the airport responded and found Kim yelling and cursing at TSA officers. Kim was arrested and charged with two counts of battery on transit agents.
Kim asked that South Korean government officials not be notified of her arrest, records show.