The next time you’re in line at an airport security checkpoint, count your blessings. You might have to take off your shoes and be subjected to the indignity of a search, but at least you won’t get pepper-sprayed.
A bumbling TSA agent “playing around” with a pepper-spray container at Kennedy Airport fired the caustic liquid at five fellow screeners yesterday, sending all six to the hospital, a source told The Post.
The agent, Chris Yves Dabel, discovered the device at the Terminal 2 security checkpoint and tried to determine if it was real, a source told The Post.
He told Port Authority cops that he “found the canister on the floor and thought it was a laser pointer…”
The screener sprayed five other TSA agents around him, sending all six to Jamaica Hospital and halting security checks at Kennedy for at least 15 minutes, police said.
“Hey, a laser pointer! Lookit me, you guys, I’m Darth Vader. Check it out, check it out: Luke, I am your fathAAAAAAAARRRRGGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!”
Your tax dollars at work.