Woman Accused of Groping TSA Agent Getting Support

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
DENVER (AP) -- A Colorado woman accused of groping a female Transportation Security Administration agent in Phoenix is getting some support from people unhappy about screening procedures.

Transportation Security Administration(TSA) officers wait for ceremonies to begin wearing the new dark blue TSA uniform shirt and new badge, at the Checkpoint Evolution prototype at Baltimore-Washington International Airport's security screening checkpoint B in the Southwest terminal on April 28, 2008 in Linthicum,Maryland. The Department of Homeland Security unveiled a Checkpoint Evolution prototype that went into service today at the airport. AFP Photo/Paul J. Richards (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

DENVER (AP) -- A Colorado woman accused of groping a female Transportation Security Administration agent in Phoenix is getting some support from people unhappy about screening procedures.

A Facebook page in support of Yukari Mihamae of Longmont had about 380 supporters on Monday.

Some posters on the page, though, defended the procedures as necessary for public safety.

Police say the 61-year-old is accused of grabbing the left breast of an unidentified TSA Agent Thursday afternoon after the TSA said she refused to go through passenger screening.

She was arrested and released from jail on Friday.

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