Abundance of caution...and pepper spray

Old Mar 27, 13, 1:36 pm
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Abundance of caution...and pepper spray

Out of an abundance of caution, a JFK TSA'er pepper sprayed himself and five coworkers to determine if the pepper spray was real.

http://gothamist.com/2013/03/27/tsa_...epper_spra.php

A Port Authority source tells the Post the agent, one Chris Yves "Barney Fife" Dabel, was “playing around” with the pepper spray after finding it on the floor.
I mean, really, just when you think the TSA couldn't possibly be and dumber, they go and prove you wrong.
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Old Mar 27, 13, 1:43 pm
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Old Mar 27, 13, 2:11 pm
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Originally Posted by gfunkdave View Post


I mean, really, just when you think the TSA couldn't possibly be and dumber, they go and prove you wrong.
Doesn't it just make your day?

They just can't get out of their own way.
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Old Mar 27, 13, 2:28 pm
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I'd say a combination of stupidity and karma. Either way it put a smile on my face to hear about this!
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Six TSA agents in the hospital over this. It's a proud day at the agency.
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I wonder how Blogger Bob can spin this one. I would be extremely pissed off if I was one of the 6 that were sent to the hospital.
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Old Mar 27, 13, 3:18 pm
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Originally Posted by cordelli View Post
Six TSA agents in the hospital over this. It's a proud day at the agency.
What's the TSA equivalent of a Purple Heart?
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Old Mar 27, 13, 3:42 pm
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What's the TSA equivalent of a Purple Heart?
A six-pack of Cinnabons?
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Old Mar 27, 13, 4:16 pm
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Another one for the Hall of Fame

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/christ-y...bel/47/94b/78a
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Bottomless pit of incompetence. Incredible.
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Old Mar 27, 13, 4:20 pm
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Thought it was a laser pointer
Yeah, and I thought I saw a puddy tat

And with that, something doesn't make sense as there's this....

To test his hypothesis, he proceeded to spray five other TSA agents around him
and then this......

Officers were examining an abandoned item to determine its contents and to move it out of harm’s way when it accidentally discharged
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Old Mar 27, 13, 4:41 pm
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If I'd sprayed five coworkers with pepper spray to "test [my] hypothesis" when I was an Air Force cop, I would've gotten at least an Article 15 - essentially the last line of punishment before a court-martial proceeding. I wonder what (won't) will happen to these yahoos since the incident is already being covered up as an accident by the TSA.

Pepper spray doesn't "accidentally" discharge. It's specifically designed not to for obvious reasons. Even the civilianized versions aren't just aim and shoot. And if the bottle was damaged and leaking, only the person picking it up and maybe one other would be affected. Not FIVE.
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What's the TSA equivalent of a Purple Heart?
There is no equivalent. Nothing TSA does is worthy of a Medal for Valor.
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