A YouTube video has surfaced showing a TSA agent and two passengers at New Orleans' Armstrong International airport getting into an argument that includes profanity and threats.
The video, which was uploaded to YouTube this past Tuesday, appears to show a boy filming his father being patted down by a TSA agent.
The agent sees the boy filming and says, "Officer, I need this gentleman gone. I don't care what he's seen on the internet. I need him gone."
The boy's father responds, saying "just to let you know, he's my son." The boy adds "on the TSA website it says I can film the procedures."
The boy's father encourages his son to leave, but he continues to film. He cites the TSA's rules on "photography/filming," but the agent doesn't seem amused.
"I didn't put that website on," the agent says.
(TSA photographer/filming rule states "TSA does not prohibit the public, passengers or press from photographing, videotaping or filming at security checkpoints, as long as the screening process is not interfered with or slowed down...While the TSA does not prohibit photographs at screening locations, local laws, state statutes, or local ordinances might.")
"You clearly don't know the rules, actually," the boy tells the agent. "This is unbelievable."
Before the clip ends, the boy's father tells the agent he doesn't appreciate the agent's "disrespect."
"The way you talk to people is (expletive)," the father said.
The incident apparently ends with the agent telling the duo "Careful what you say beacuse I do have the authority to" have you removed from this checkpoint.
"if you don't like this, you respect this badge right here."
(Hat tip to The Blaze for pointing this video out.)