Skip to comments.'Mouthy' traveler gets luggage blown up
Posted on 02/19/2005 4:42:49 AM PST by spectrout
Get "snippy" with an airlines' ticket agent and you may never see your luggage again.
That's the experience of Dr. Esha Khoshnu, a New Jersey psychiatrist traveling to San Diego to attend a conference.
While changing planes in Phoenix, Khoshnu got testy at a Mesa Airlines ticket counter, reports KGTV news, saying, "If I had a bomb, you wouldn't find it."
The Transportation Security Administration described Khoshnu as acting "mouthy and snippy," according to KGTV.
The bomb comment touched off a security scare and FBI officials were dispatched to question Khoshnu, who was subsequently detained long enough to miss her flight.
Her suitcase, however, got past security and was loaded onto the America West jet.
When Mesa Airlines Flight 6264 landed at Lindbergh Field in San Diego the pilot was instructed to taxi to a remote area of the airport where some 35 passengers were taken off the plane and escorted onto two buses, reports City News Service.
"When we landed and quickly did a U-turn on the runway, I was like, 'They never do that.' Then, all the cars started coming and it was obvious that it was for our plane. That was the scary part," one passenger told KGTV.
City News Service reports members of the San Diego Fire Department's bomb squad searched the plane but found no explosives. Next, they removed Khoshnu's suitcase and inspected it in an open area on the grounds of the airport.
Although they found nothing suspicious, authorities blew up the bag with an explosive charge and then doused it with water.
Khoshnu was eventually released and allowed to board a later flight to San Diego. KGTV reports the Assistant U.S. Attorney in Phoenix decided her actions did not merit charges.
On the other hand, what a jerk of a security system.
Flying? No thanks. I'll drive if at all possible.
Don't forget people who are a lot bigger than you, the boss, and someone pointing a gun at your head.
The minkey had a bimb!
A few basic rules come to mind:
Rule 1. Do not run from the police.
Rule 2. Do not threaten police with a weapon.
Rule 3. Do not lie to the Feds (see Martha S.)
Rule 4. Do not talk about bombs in the airport.
How simple are those rules?
Methinks she should learn to use some of her our advice. Ever notice how psycobabbleists are very often themselves possesed of the very same undesireable behaviors they profess to treat in their specialties?
Think about what you just said.
She got "snippy" with the TSA thug.
TSA inspected the luggage and found no bomb.
TSA blew up the suitcase anyway.
Conclusion: The TSA blew up her suitcase because she got "snippy" with a knuckledragging public servant.
When you support and defend unwarranted acts of agression committed by the govt against citizens who have done nothing more than be critical of the govt or have been "snippy" with a govt employee you had damn well better consider the long term implications of your position for all of us.
It ain't pretty.
She said "If I had a bomb, you wouldn't find it."
They held her for questioning.
Her luggage was loaded and flown to her destination.
So they searched it.
Then they blew it up.
Maybe next time she won't say she has a bomb.
Of course, being that she is a psychiatrist perhaps we'll hear about her again.
The salient point is the was no bomb and the govt knew it but destroyed private property anyway.
Because she was "snippy".
How about if she writes a letter to the editor critical of the govt and TSA and as a result the govt blows up her house?
Because she was "snippy" again.
It will be called What about Bomb?, It will be about a psychiatrist, whose San Diego vacation is ruined when she shoots off her mouth. They are thinking about getting Richard Dryfuss to play the Psychiatrist, and Bill Murray to play the Ticket Agent.
You don't have to give any money to the airlines, either, which is why all but a handful are about to go belly up.
You have been found guilty of the thoughtcrime of sexism for assuming that all doctors are male. Please report to the nearest re-education camp for political correctness training until you purge all such thoughts.
Yez, yez, a BIMB...zat is vat I have been zaying, you fewl!!...
See your friend, Jack at the airport don't say hi say Hello Jack.
Well, this is the third story I've seen posted about this on FR. As usual, WND's version reads like a bad copy of the others.
'morning Sweet. I thought I'd see you here...