A Transportation Security Administration agent sent six people, including himself, to the hospital this week by being an idiot. (He’s clearly not alone.)
The New York Post reports the agent, Chris Yves Dabel, spotted a pepper spray container at a security checkpoint and evidently mistook it for a laser pointer.
Well, everybody knows how fun those are to play with — especially while in the employ of a government security agency whose sole mission seems to be letting would-be bad guys get onto planes while making the flying experience nearly unbearable for everyone else.
So Dabel started “playing around with it,” according to an official at Kennedy Airport. He ended up squirting himself and five of his good TSA buddies, and they all went to the hospital together.
Mercifully, no passengers were injured. The security lines at Kennedy were delayed about 15 minutes.