A woman screams “I know my rights” as she shoved past a TSA checkpoint in Orlando. I know her rights too, that’s one that no court has recognized. But it’s also not where the story starts to get weird, or where it stops.
The 38 year old woman drove up to curbside at Orlando International airport departures on Wednesday at about 8:30 p.m. She went inside and demanded at the Southwest Airlines ticket counter “to be checked in for a flight and to have her truck parked.”
Southwest employees are friendly, but they aren’t valets, and they didn’t have a reservation for her. She told the agent to “have the [expletive] thing towed” and stormed off.
Next she found herself at the Known Crew Member entrance of the east security checkpoint. A TSA document checker asked for her credentials. That’s when she responded that she “knew her rights” — though she didn’t tell anyone exactly what those were. And she shoved past the TSA agent.
Police said surveillance video shows a silver knife either being thrown or falling out of her jacket.
With McNaughton in the secure area, the TSA officer radioed that there was a security breach.
Several nearby officers quickly caught up to her as walked closer to the passenger trains to the terminals. McNaughton swore at the officers pursuing her, police said.
An officer caught her. She dropped her purse and jacket. And what was her reaction to this? To yell at the police officer to pick up her things.
Not satisfied that she was in enough of a world of hurt, she “then struck that officer several times in the chest, grabbed his radio and threw it to the ground.”
She then resisted arrest, “refused to lie face down on the ground,” to the officer tased her. And that’s when she “started to scream and thrash about wildly.” She was found with a military ID and 12 grams of marijuana
along with two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high powered blotter acid, a salt shaker half full of cocaine, and a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers… and also a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of Budweiser, a pint of raw ether and two dozen amyls.
And, apparently, not any other drugs she had probably already taken.