April 5th, 2013
04:08 AM ET

Cop on vacation halts Hawaiian airport tussle

There's no such thing as an off-duty cop. At least if it's Justin Roberts, there's not.

The police corporal from Pinole, California, was just capping off a family vacation in Hawaii. He was going through security at the Honolulu airport last Saturday, when he felt compelled to spring into action to stop a rowdy security breach.

He had just taken his shoes off to go through the body scanner, when he heard a "loud crash" off to his side, he told CNN affiliate KTVU.

"When I turned around, I saw a woman with her arms flailing, screaming at this TSA agent." He turned back around, thinking security officers would handle the ruckus.

They didn't at first.


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soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Rascal Rabble

    what??? he wants braggin' rights for tacklin' a woman...over a dispute that was basically adminstrative...oh pleeze...not commissioned in the area and shuddah mind his own bizzness...

    April 5, 2013 at 6:04 am | Report abuse |
  2. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    I agree with @ Rascal Rabble.
    In most disagreements I have witnessed at airports, the passenger was entirely right and the TSA agent was wrong, unnecessarily harassing passengers to exaggerate the personal importance of a TSA worker.

    April 5, 2013 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    Seems to me this story was stopped mid stream. He turned around thinking TSA would handle it and....and what?

    April 5, 2013 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  4. BOMBO

    They want you to read the Full Story link. "She was homeless and wandering the airport."

    April 5, 2013 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rascal Rabble

      ...homeless persons are people, too!

      April 5, 2013 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    Lol @ BOMBO, thanks i saw it on the news. Still they should complete their writing.

    April 5, 2013 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  6. s kel

    all I said was state the cop was just a local cali cop. Did not have fed police powers and cnn deleated that .

    April 6, 2013 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |