By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 5:19 PM on 27th October 2011
It was neither the smartest nor the most romantic move.
The airport security worker, who found a ‘personal item’ in a passenger’s suitcase, left behind a sexually suggestive note to the customer, saying. ‘GET YOUR FREAK ON GIRL’.
Now, following his lurid message to New York writer and lawyer Jill Filipovic, the security staffer has been taken off the job.
Hilarious or horrific? Jill Filipovic said she found this note in her luggage on Monday morning after arriving in Dublin from the U.S.
The Transport Security Administration said the worker had been removed from checking baggage.
On its blog it said it had investigated and removed the relevant employee from duty.
‘That individual was immediately removed from screening operations and appropriate disciplinary action has been initiated,’ the agency wrote.
‘The handwritten note was highly inappropriate and unprofessional, and TSA has zero tolerance for this type of behavior.’
The agency also said it had apologised to Ms Filipovic.
The writer had earlier tweeted a picture of the note.
‘This is what TSA will do when they inspect a bag you checked and find a, um, ‘personal item’, Ms Filipovic blogged.
‘Total violation of privacy, wildly inappropriate and clearly not ok, but I also just died laughing in my hotel room,’ she wrote.
Ms Filipovic said she was travelling from Newark, New Jersey to Dublin over the weekend and found the note when she opened her luggage on Monday morning.
She told ABC News she had been with the bag from the time she packed until it was checked, leading her to believe a TSA agent wrote the note.
Offended: New York writer and lawyer Jill Filipovic says she plans to file an official complaint with the TSA
Shocked: Ms Filipovic tweeted a picture of the note on Monday morning, prompting followers to offer their best one-liners
Ms Filipovic’s posting became a hot topic.
A tweet with a link to a photo of the note prompted followers to offer their best one-liners.
But despite the light-hearted commentary, Ms Filipovic told the network she believed the remark to be ‘offensive’.
Standard practice: the inspection card is inserted to alert travellers if their bags have been hand searched if alarms are raised during initial screenings
A TSA spokesman said the agency is ‘one of several entities’ that handle checked bags for hand inspections if any alarms are raised when bags are screened.
The inspection card is inserted to alert travellers if their bags have been searched.