Woman Arrested For Hitting and Biting TSA Agents After They Took Her Apple Juice at Phoenix Airport

Photo Credit: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office

A woman was arrested at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport after attacking three TSA agents for confiscating her apple juice, NY Post reported. 

Agents claim that Makiah Coleman, 19, attacked them after they took away her juice at the security checkpoint. The incident occurred Tuesday shortly before 6 a.m., Fox 10 Phoenix reported.

“[Coleman] was ranting and raving about the apple juice and walked around the barrier and attempts to grab the bin containing her items being screened from the TSA agent,”

read the probable cause statement obtained by the outlet. 

According to arrest documents, Coleman allegedly climbed on top of a table and slapped an agent on the head before punching and pulling the hair of another agent. When a third agent tried stepping in to stop Coleman they were bit, reports note. 

Two of the agents were transported to the hospital where they were treated and hundreds of travelers were inconvenienced as a result of Coleman’s actions, according to the TSA.

“Unfortunately, this situation not only resulted in three of our TSA officers being injured but inconvenienced approximately 450 travelers who had to be redirected to a nearby checkpoint for security screening due to the actions of this traveler,”

a TSA spokesperson said in a statement.

Coleman was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, criminal damage, and disorderly conduct, reports state. 

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