TSA worker claims he’s a “Federal Agent” to police. They arrest him anyway.

If we needed more proof that being employed by the TSA sends some people on a power trip there’s this news item to consider:

Claiming he was a federal agent couldn’t keep a Chicago man from being arrested at Great American Ball Park on Saturday.

According to court records, when a concession employees working the View Level refused to serve Rafael Rosario, 26, he asked two more times.

When Cincinnati Police asked to see Rosario’s I.D., he tensed up and claimed he was a federal agent and the officer had no right to see his I.D. Records show Rosario is employed by the Transportation Safety Administration at O’Hare Airport in Chicago.

The police arrested him under the charge of disorderly conduct while intoxicated and being a total asshat. I guess all that bossing around at the airport made him think it applied out in the real world as well.

9 thoughts on “TSA worker claims he’s a “Federal Agent” to police. They arrest him anyway.

  1. TSA does not mean he is a federal agent. His authority (What little he has) ends when he leaves airport grounds. Last I checked, Great American Ball Park was not on O’Hare property.

  2. Well, that’s not nearly the worst TSA staff does:

    Commuter Flights Grounded Thanks To Bumbling TSA Inspector

    Damaged TAT Probes On Nine Jets While Conducting ‘Security Checks’

    They’re the government… and remember, they’re here to help. A bumbling inspector with the Transportation Safety Administration apparently has some explaining to do, after nine American Eagle regional jets were grounded at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport on Tuesday.

    Citing sources within the aviation industry, ABC News reports an overzealous TSA employee attempted to gain access to the parked aircraft by climbing up the fuselage… reportedly using the Total Air Temperature (TAT) probes mounted to the planes’ noses as handholds.

    “The brilliant employees used an instrument located just below the cockpit window that is critical to the operation of the onboard computers,” one pilot wrote on an American Eagle internet forum. “They decided this instrument, the TAT probe, would be adequate to use as a ladder.”

    E-I-C Note: This was an extraordinarily dangerous incident, folks. The TSA has neither the mandate nor the knowledge to inspect any aircraft for any reason. The stupidity of this matter is nearly unbelievable… until you hear that the TSA is involved… then it becomes understandable, though still tragic. And I can not tell you how frustrating it is, to see them continue to hurt an indsutry that they were created to protect.

    The TSA has NO BUSINESS putting untrained personnel in a position to damage aircraft. Their bizarre games, in the name of security, do NOTHING to enhance security and do much to inhibit safety. Aviation personnel—pilots, A&P’s, ground personnel—are all either licensed or supervised by licensed personnel and this kind of tampering, had it been accomplished by anyone else, would have subjected that person to criminal charges.

    In this case, ANN strongly recommends and encourages the criminal prosecution of this so-called inspector and his immediate supervisors… it is a matter of time before one of these morons does something stupid and gets someone killed… and with the way these incidents are occurring, we believe it is a virtual certainty that a TSA “Inpector” will hurt or kill someone in such a manner. No kidding.

  3. An unruly fan at a game?  Now there’s a shocker.  That’s like arresting a drunk in a bar.  I thought you just got kicked out for that.  He actually did give them his ID (although he THOUGHT he was giving them something else)  smile

  4. IF HIS LAST NAME WAS JOHNSON OR SMITH WOULD THIS EVEN BE ONLINE . RACIST STORY HOW MANY PEOPLE GET DRUNK DAILY AT GAMES EVERYWHERE WHY AREN’T THERE NAMES IN THE PAPER AND INTERNET, AND ALLEGEDLY DOES NOT MEAN DID SO THIS STORY IS A CROCK OF SHIT RACISM IS THE REAL STORY!!!!!!!!

  5. Dude!  Enough with the caps-lock.  Bad cops don’t need to be racist to be assholes, and believe it or not, some minorities can be assholes too.

  6. WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT THE KID NEVER LIED HE DOES WORK FOR THE GOVERNMENT SO HE DRUNK THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN THE END OF IT LOCK HIM AND LET HIM SLEEP IT OFF NOT THIS BULL YOU SEE IN THE PAPER AND ONLINE. COME ON GET A LIFE WE GOT BETTER THINGS TO TALK ABOUT THAN THIS OR SHOULD WE GO TO EVERY CUBS GAME AND SEE HOW MANY PEOPLE GET ARRESTED FOR BEING DRUNK AND PUT THEIR JOBS ON THE LINE AND THERE NAME AND FACE EVERYWHERE, I DON’T THINK YOU WOULD LIKE THAT BUT IF THAT’S WHAT IT TAKES ILL HAVE MY CAMERA READY!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. The TSA has NO BUSINESS putting untrained personnel in a position to damage aircraft.

    why, whose job is it, or should he have been fully trained to damage aircraft.

    The TSA has neither the mandate nor the knowledge to inspect any aircraft for any reason

    I doubt he was ordered to climb up the outside.  Why blame the agency? Not sure why the spokesman was trying to cover. SOP would be to say an employee screwed up, your investigating.

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