American Airlines Employee Prison Sentence for Sneaking through TSA Security

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An American Airlines employee is sentenced to 14 months in prison, after attempting to sneak through TSA airport security at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. The incident occurred back on March 30, 2017 in the late afternoon as Jordan Moore, tried to go through TSA-Pre-Check though he didn’t qualify.

The airline employee was not eligible as his boarding pass didn’t indicate he had access, however that didn’t sit well with him and his actions quickly escalated. He started cursing at the TSA agents for not allowing him through TSA Pre-Check at which point they banned him from flying for the day.

He still continued to sneak through another checkpoint, until the police finally stepped in and arrested the American Airlines employee for “interfering with security personnel” and has been sentenced to 14 months in prison.

Per the Charlotte Observer,

Federal documents say that twice on the same day last year, the 31-year American Airlines employee tried to barge through Transportation Security Agency checkpoints at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. When he was turned away, Moore responded with threats, curses and racial slurs directed toward police and airport security.

On March 30, 2017, just before 5:30 p.m., Moore approached the TSA pre-check lane at a Charlotte Douglas security station, his indictment says.

When two TSA officers turned him away, according to the indictment, Moore erupted. He told a TSA supervisor on hand that he was a “b—- ass n—–*,” then threatened “to kick his ass” and kill him, the indictment says. 

Blocked from the first checkpoint, Moore unsuccessfully tried two others. At his final stop, according to the indictment, he was told by an American Airlines security agent that he would not be able to fly that day “or any day” until the matter of his behavior was resolved.

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  1. Maybe he was too use to bullying passengers and forgot he was a passenger that day.

    Just stop it. When denied Pre-Check, just act like sheep and go to the regular line. He would be at the gate instead of trying to go to a 2nd or 3rd checkpoint.

    I wonder why he didn’t get through the second checkpoint unless they but a marker on this record/boarding pass or he was a bully there, too.

    Pre-check is nice but not that good. I wonder if he could have said “sorry” and promised to act nicely when told he would not fly that day or any day until “the matter of his behavior was resolved”.

  2. Jail time. That seems completely unnecessary. He behaved poorly and should be punished.. Perhaps temporary or extended ban from travel on that airline, airport, etc. Do we really need to jail everyone for every offense?

  3. I too think that jail time was way overboard. A fine and banishment for flying for a total of 6 months maybe.

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