Korean woman slaps TSA officer after getting upset over pat down

Hyunjoo Kim  
By: Anika Rao 

A woman was looking forward for her trip to Orlando, Florida.

However, what she did not know is that when a person enters or exits the U.S., they need to expose themself via a naked body scanner or get a pat down by a TSA agent.

Hyunjoo Kim, 39, from South Korea, was agitated when she was told that her two bottles of lotion were too big to carry on the plane.

She became even more upset when a female officer told her that she has been selected for a pat down. Kim did not want to go through the pat down, and out of frustration she slapped the TSA employee at Orlando International Airport.

Kim was upset that she will have to be touched by a TSA agent after she was selected for a pat down at the security checkpoint. She began yelling and cursing at the TSA officer. She then hit the officer,
according to reports.

“Kim swung several times at TSA Officer Janine Pagan, and eventually struck her with an open hand on the right side of her face, causing redness and soreness,” according to the police report.

Kim was arrested and charged with two counts of assaulting a government agent.

Kim requested that South Korean government officials should not be notified of her arrest, records show.