An American Airlines employee who reportedly works in sales has been charged with “two counts of interference with security screening personnel” at the Charlotte airport.
This guy just wouldn’t give up.
The ruckus began after Moore tried to go through security at about 5:30 p.m. on March 30 using the TSA PreCheck Line at Checkpoint B without a valid boarding pass with TSA PreCheck designations, the indictment said.
Moore moved close to the security officer’s face, hurled a racial slur and said he would kill him, according to the indictment.
Charlotte Douglas International Airport Atrium, By MaverickHunter40245, CC BY-SA 3.0
He then reportedly moved on to Checkpoint C where he was ordered to leave the airport. So he went to Checkpoint D. He was asked for ID, though “Moore wore what appeared to be a company ID badge, but the airline worker couldn’t see it and Moore refused to display it, the indictment said.”
That’s when two police officers came up and informed the man he wouldn’t be able to travel that day.
They started to escort him from the checkpoint, but he saw the original TSA document checker and “cussed at him” — and proceeded to run downstairs to the arrivals level, out the airport, and hopped a bus.
But he came back two hours later. He was recognized at Checkpoint D because the TSA has circulated a photo of the man. This time he willingly showed his ID, however the TSA claims he “proceeded to the Checkpoint D baggage screening area without permission.”
Things got worse from there. The American Airlines employee declared he was going airside, “Just watch me.” Police officers told him he wasn’t permitted to do so. The indictment claims he replied, “You cannot stop me. I am an airline employee.”
The officers began to remove his items from screening. He’s alleged to have replied, “Don’t touch my stuff, bitch.”
Officers tried to arrest him, but Moore began fighting with them. It took five CMPD officers to put him in restraints, according to the indictment.
Checkpoint D was closed after the incident. The man was charged “with disorderly conduct in a public building, second-degree trespass and resisting a public officer” and American Airlines says they “have been actively cooperating with law enforcement, and the employee has been suspended pending the investigation.”