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The man who allegedly posed as a TSA agent to grope women has been identified
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An allegedly drunk man was arrested Tuesday for public drunkenness after reportedly posing as a TSA agent in order to pat down women at San Francisco International Airport. The man has now been identified as Eric McLean Slighton, 53.

Police say Slighton was a ticketed passenger who underwent the airport's security and was seen drinking and sitting at an airport lounge for several hours. Slighton then allegedly returned to the security location and attempted take women into the airport's private screening room with him.

TSA agents then noticed something was amiss, as male screeners aren't allowed to take women into the private booth without a female screener also present. The actual agents held Slighton in custody until San Francisco police arrived.

In addition to facing charges for public drunkenness, Slighton could also be charged with other counts, including false imprisonment, SFGate reports.

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