Airport Worker Fired For Giving Passenger ‘You Ugly!’ Note


An airport security worker in New York has been fired for handing a passenger a handwritten note that said “You ugly!!!”

The June incident came to light this week after passenger Neal Strassner obtained security video through a public records request and posted it to YouTube .

The video from Greater Rochester International Airport shows the worker handing Strassner the note after he passes through a metal detector.

Strassner says he didn’t think much of it and continued toward his gate. That’s when he says the woman yelled out: “You gonna open the note?”

Strassner says that when he did, the woman burst out laughing. He later complained to her supervisors.

The Transportation Security Administration says the woman worked for a contractor. The agency says it has “zero tolerance for this type of behavior.”

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  1. Very comforting to think that an ethicly challenged fool like this was the last line of defense against a suicide bomber walking onto an aircraft full of people.

  2. I would have handed the note back to her and said, “I think this is for you.” Of course, I am so clever.

    As for charedi amigosh’s comment: If you want better airport security personnel, pay them more and raise ticket prices.

  3. Now that I think of it, I have been to the Rocherster airport. It is so empty the security personnel must be horribly bored. Maybe the security staff deserve a little rachmonous.