Airport Worker Fired After Handing Passenger A Note Saying ‘You Ugly’

A US airport worker has been fired after it emerged they handed a passenger a note with the message ‘you ugly!!!’ scribbled on it.



Neal Strassner, of Rochester, had been passing through an airport screening area at New York’s Greater Rochester International Airport when the security worker handed him a brown paper note.

When Neal eventually opened the note, he found it contained the words ‘you ugly’ with three exclamation marks.




Neal rang the airport to complain and was advised to discuss the matter with security. However, when Neal met with an airport supervisor, he felt his story had not been believed.

Neal was able to get hold of security footage of the incident through the Freedom of Information Act.

According to Neal, the company where the security worker was hired had promised they would be in touch in regards to the incident. After hearing hide nor hair from them, Neal uploaded the footage to Reddit.




The company got in contact with Neal within mere hours of the footage going up online. The company officials have given the following statement:

“TSA holds contractors to the highest ethical standards and has zero tolerance for this type of behaviour. This instance, which involved a contract employee, was investigated immediately upon receiving the complaint by the traveller. The employee has since been terminated by the contractor.”