Woman Accused Of Grabbing TSA Screener's Breasts Gets Probation | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne 10.29.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 10.29.14 **
** Airborne 10.27.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 10.27.14 **
** Airborne/NBAA2014 10.24.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne/NBAA2014 10.24.14 **

Sun, Nov 06, 2005

Woman Accused Of Grabbing TSA Screener's Breasts Gets Probation

Sentence Also Includes Fine And Community Service

Appleton, WI resident Phyliss Dintenfass received one year federal probation earlier this week over a September 2004 incident when she asked a TSA screener "how would you like it if I did that to you?" as she grabbed the female screener's breasts, in response to a pat-down search.

Dintenfass, 63, was also ordered by US District Judge William Griesbach to complete 100 hours of community service for the incident, as well as pay a fine of $2,000, according to the Janesville, WI Gazette. Dintenfass was convicted in July of one count of assault on a federal employee.

Prosecutors argued Dintenfass reacted to the pat-down after she was singled out by screener Anita Gostisha for more thorough screening after her hairpins and pants buttons set off the walk-through metal detector at Appleton's Outagamie County Regional Airport.

When -- as part of what prosecutors maintained was the standard pat-down process -- Gostisha placed the back of her hands under Dintenfass's breasts, the retired technical school teacher grabbed Gostisha's breasts and pushed the screener into a glass partition.

Judge Griesbach noted in his ruling that Dintenfass's actions likely resulted from a split-second decision, and were not indicative of a pattern of aggressive or threatening behavior. He also noted prior to the incident, Dintenfoss led a law-abiding life -- however, he added it is important to protect public employees.

"We are not here to recognize her for a good life," he said. "We're here because she committed a crime."

FMI: www.tsa.gov

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 10.29.14: Antares Launch Failure, GAMA Responds, Another 'Roadable'???

Also: Dragon Returns, Quadcopter Flown At Airliner?, Classic Aero-TV: Redhawk, Diesel Flt School Airplanes, WWII Bomber Found The unmanned Antares rocket built by Orbital Science C>[...]

Classic Aero-TV: ‘Have it Your Way!’ – The SPA Panther

A New Single-Seat SportPlane Shows Great Potential For Serious Fun While at the Sport Aviation Expo 2014, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell stopped by to talk with Dan Wese>[...]

AD: Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2014-21-07 PRODUCT: Certain Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, & 702) airplanes, Model CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) airplanes>[...]

AD: Airbus Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2014-21-10 PRODUCT: Certain Airbus Model A330-200 and -300 series airplanes, and Model A340-200 and -300 series airplanes.>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.31.14)

Ex-MACs This group is made of retired McDonnell Engineers, most of whom began their careers at MAC either on the F101, F3H or F4H programs.>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC