Seafood Market Owner Angry Over TSA Agent's Lobster Photo
The owner of a Connecticut seafood market is angry about a tweeted-out photo that got a lot of attention earlier this week that showed a Transportation Security Administration agent at Boston's Logan Airport holding up a really big lobster that had been packed and included in checked baggage.
Atlantic Seafood owner Lisa Feinman packed the 15-pound lobster along with some smaller ones on top of it for a customer who wanted them sent to Georgia.
She told local TV station WTNH of the photo, "That's not part of their jobs, it's not what we pay for, it's not how we feel protected." Feinman said she didn't mind the agent searching the cooler in which the lobsters were packed, but insisted he had no right to take selfies with personal property. She said, "What if you're into cougar-printed underwear and he's got it on his head and he's prancing around taking selfies. It's the same thing."
Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut agrees, telling the station, "Really an abuse of privacy rights. An invasion of privacy that is inexcusable and I'm going to be asking the TSA for answers as to why these TSA agents made a joke of it."