Air marshal accused of taking photos up skirts at Nashville airport

NASHVILLE, Tennessee Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:54pm EDT

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NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters) - Police arrested an on-duty federal air marshal on Thursday and accused him of using his cell phone to take photographs beneath the dresses or skirts of female passengers as they boarded a flight at the Nashville airport, authorities said.

Adam Bartsch, 28, admitted he had taken pictures and was charged with disorderly conduct, according to an arrest affidavit. Bond was set at $10,000 and he was released.

Bartsch could not be reached for comment.

The affidavit said a witness grabbed the cell phone from Bartsch and told the flight crew that he was taking photographs "beneath the dresses and or skirts of female passengers."

Airport police were notified and Bartsch was removed from the Southwest Airlines flight to Tampa, Florida, from Nashville International Airport. He was then turned over to Nashville police, the affidavit said.

His next court appearance was set for November 14, according to electronic records.

(Reporting by Tim Ghianni; Editing by David Bailey and Peter Cooney)

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zhanyeye wrote:
Just wanted to make sure there was no terrorist hiding in there!

Oct 18, 2013 12:06pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Overcast451 wrote:
THIS is why we need the Second Amendment. Government and it’s lackeys can NOT be trusted.

Oct 18, 2013 12:28pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
bobinmo wrote:
With the current system we’ve got just getting on an airplane, why not have everyone strip down to their birthday suit. It would save gas since there’s less clothing and perverts could get their jollies. What a sicko. I see more flesh at the beach. Maybe he was just doing a double blind test to learn how many females don’t wear undies or he’s a fashion designer doing undercover work for the latest fads?

Oct 18, 2013 12:55pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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