Yukari Miyamae Gropes TSA Agent At Phoenix Airport (UPDATE)

Posted Jul 20th 2011 11:30 AMUpdated Jul 20th 2011 12:39 PM


UPDATE, 7/20: CBS News in Denver reports that Yukari Miyamae will not be charged with a felony. She could, however, face a misdemeanor charge for "squeezing and twisting" the breast of TSA agent Barbara O'Toole at the Phoenix Airport, according to the New York Daily News.
The district attorney's office of Maricopa County have decided to drop the charges and turn the case over to city prosecutors.

PREVIOUSLY, 7/16: Yukari Miyamae, a 61-year-old Colorado woman, faces felony charges for groping a TSA agent.

Miyamae was in Phoenix's Sky Airport on Thursday en route home to Colorado when the incident occurred, KWGN reports.

According to the arrest report, Miyamae is accused of groping TSA agent Barbara O'Toole's "left breast through her clothing and squeezing and twisting it with both hands without the victim's permission."

Miyamae admits to groping the agent and faces felony charges of sexual abuse, the Daily News reports. Miyamae was released from a Phoenix-area jail on Friday.

This is a rare incident in the age of the TSA, when more notably TSA agents are accused of groping grandmas, babies and even celebrities, from Rumsfeld to former beauty queens.

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Kiss em back.

Right on the mouth with the soggiest kiss you can muster.
When they protest.
You apologise with "Sorry, I thought we were going to have sex"
and then remind them "Didn't you tell me you were trying to make this as pleasant as possible ?"

September 18 2011 at 4:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Kat Ballou

Those who give up their freedoms for security have neither freedom nor security. Since when did groping women's private parts stop Muslims from blowing up buildings? Israel doesn't do this, & they have had many more threats then we.

August 17 2011 at 8:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I have no respect for tsa, they hire WHO EVER THEY WANT.............

July 28 2011 at 12:41 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

TSA is just proof that we have lost the 'so-called' war on terror. The terrorists won. This 'so-called' land of the free and home of the brave has been turned on its head. We have surrendered our freedoms. We meekly go through lines at airports; take off our shoes in silence. How is this different from the Jews going to concentration camps, to their death?

July 21 2011 at 8:51 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to John's comment

You are an idiot LITTLEjohn!!!!!!!!!!!!!

July 22 2011 at 8:21 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to dkdba1639's comment

No, He is more right then you will understand

September 18 2011 at 4:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down

Hero of the year. Good for you Yukari.

July 21 2011 at 8:48 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to John's comment

She should've fondled your wife but l somehow feel you don't have one. lf for whatever crazy reason you do your dumb behind would probably like it.

July 22 2011 at 8:24 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

Since it didn't happen to you, a loved one or a friend then for some reason you people seem to think it's okay for this agent to be groped. You people are such hypocrites! After 911 we had so much unity... where is it now? 911 happened because we became to complacent. Don't get mad at the T.S.A.. for doing their jobs. They are trained to frisk or pat you down. Keep in mind that Homeland security came into existence because of 911 and now you don't even want to conform to the very simple rules and regulations that were put in place because of the many lives that were lost during 911. Next time you're received a directive from someone who's not only trying to save your life, the people along side you and theirs as well... do yourselves a favor and be "compliant and not defiant"!

July 20 2011 at 11:21 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
3 replies to dkdba1639's comment

I cant help but think that this incident will not go without repercussions that will affect all future fliers. Everybody will now have to be at the airport 24 hrs prior to departure & put in restraints prior to the mandatory cavity search administered by T.S.A agents Bertha Broadhand & Bubba Buttslapper. God help us ! ! !

July 20 2011 at 9:16 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Mitchell Forman

It says the suspect is accused of groping the agent's "left breast through her clothing and twisting it with both hands without the victim's permission". I can't understand WHY she didn't just ASK for permission first; then she could've avoided all thisbad publicity,,,

July 20 2011 at 7:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Mitchell Forman's comment

Maybe she thought it seemed the right mode of greeting

September 18 2011 at 5:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

what ever get a life people more serious issues to worry about all in a fuss
over a old asian lady grabbin a lazy TSA worker
just remember this country is full of pedofiles

July 20 2011 at 7:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Short of going on their web page, dose anyone know job qualifications for TSA employees ?

One years experience at :
Any Thoughts ?????

July 20 2011 at 7:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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