TSA Officers Fired for Plotting to Grope Attractive Men

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DENVER – Remember when everyone referred to those airport body scanners as virtual strip searches? Well, this takes it to a whole new level. Two TSA screeners have been fired for plotting to grope attractive men at Denver International Airport.

Hey, we can’t make this stuff up, y’all!

Here’s how cops say the salacious scheme went down.  When the male TSA officer noticed a man he found attractive, he would alert a female TSA officer.

The female officer would then tell the screening machine that a female passenger — not a male — was walking through. And that information would trigger a machine to register an anomaly in the groin area, prompting the male TSA officer to pat down the passenger, police said.

During the patdown, the male TSA officer used the palms of his hands to touch the passenger’s groin area and butt, which violates TSA policy.

All this came to light after an anonymous tip from a TSA employee in November.

The agency launched an investigation, and investigator Chris Higgins monitored the two TSA officers in question, Denver police said in a report.

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Both of the TSA officers investigated have been fired. Authorities did not release their names.

It’s unlikely criminal charges will be filed because there is no identifiable victim. The TSA said it has been trying to identify the passenger in the February incident but to no avail.

The TSA said no passengers have come forward with similar cases so far at the Denver airport.