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RDU worker accused of security breach

Posted February 22, 2010
Updated February 23, 2010

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— Raleigh-Durham International Airport authorities revoked an employee's security badge and ended his ability to work at the airport Monday after he breached airport security, officials said.

Jonathan Gregg, 37, was cited with disorderly conduct, airport spokeswoman Mindy Hamlin said.

Gregg escorted a friend of his, Amy Farmer, past RDU's security checkpoint in Terminal 2, and Transportation Security Administration workers immediately stopped them, Hamlin said.

Farmer, 31, was cited with second-degree trespassing.

Hamlin called the incident a case of bad judgment, noting there was no security threat and no flights were affected.


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  • My opinion not yours Feb 23, 2010

    My badge still works!!!

  • sunneyone Feb 23, 2010

    Wow. Just wow. Monumentally stupid on their part.

  • If the shoe fits.... Feb 23, 2010

    He used poor judgement, maybe trying to impress a friend. He lost his job and, as such, is paying a high price. This case will serve as an example to other screeners who may be tempted to flex their clout for a friend. In this post 9-11 world, maybe he just didn't "get it." If that is the case, he needed to be relieved of a job where the public depends on him for security.

  • smarterthanyou2 Feb 23, 2010


    So you want me to continue to breathe without thinking about it and for my heart to keep pumping blood? Ummm...ok?

  • SalemWWX Feb 23, 2010

    "This seems like it could have been practice for the "real thing" as far as I am concerned."

    Y'know I've been thinking that exact thing. It seems as though there has been an uptick in the number of these strange litte, seemingly "harmless" little occurences across the country lately...

  • airbornemonty Feb 23, 2010

    Why should the rest of us passengers have to comply with the airport security rules and this fellow can allow his friends to bypass airport security rules because he is employed there. I would have reported him myself.

    His dismissal was the correct thing to do, perhaps he will think about it at the next job he accidently gets..

  • NCSU2311 Feb 23, 2010

    Look people. When you go to an airprt USE YOUR MEDULLA OBLONGATA!!! The last thing you want to do is to look suspicious of ANYTHING at an airport. What in the world were these people thinking?

  • mochabrown Feb 23, 2010

    Wonder will they remain friends now. He's out of a job and she is charged with trespassing. Should have done the right thing in the beginning.

  • nonemeant Feb 23, 2010

    Hmmm. . . .This seems like it could have been practice for the "real thing" as far as I am concerned. Succeed with this ploy and the next thing you know, try it with someone with evil intent!!

  • mike honcho Feb 22, 2010

    Hate it for the farmer girl.