But then there's this utterly insane report of an agent at Louisville's SDF calling a deaf man a "f-cking deafie," stealing his candy, and then eating the stolen candy after other agents laughed at the traveler. There's no way this is true, right? TSA agents have been known to be mindblowing pricks, but there's no way that this is true, right? The agent unwrapped and ate the candy, like some kind of cartoon villain, in front of the deaf man he had just insulted, who was literally coming back from a conference hosted by the National Association for the Deaf? Not even TSA could screw up so perfectly.
Unsurprisingly picking on disabled people is the kind of thing that gets folks riled up. Libertarian and liberal and conservative blogs have all clocked in to express outrage. The scrutiny eventually become overwhelming and the guy took down his whole Tumblr, along with the original post.
The story has been bouncing around since Monday. Thus far the only post on the TSA blog this week is about a PreCheck expansion. If the story is true there's video of it somewhere, and TSA will either be push back or apologize soon enough (and if you'll allow us to put our travel politics hats on for a second: if there's an apology, watch out to see if the new TSA union steps in to shield the agent from punishment, since that's very quickly, becoming a thing).
But no way, right? Right?