x
Breaking News
More () »

13 WTHR Indianapolis | Indianapolis Local News & Weather

Fish market owner upset by large lobster TSA photo

The owner of a Connecticut fish market says she is "personally offended" after she saw a photo of a 20-pound lobster being handled by a TSA screener on social media.

OLD SAYBROOK, Conn. (AP) — The owner of a Connecticut fish market says she is "personally offended" after she saw a photo of a 20-pound (9-kilogram) lobster being handled by a Transportation Security Administration screener on social media.

Lisa Feinman owns Atlantic Seafood Market in Old Saybrook, and says she packed the lobster in a cooler with other lobsters for a customer from Georgia.

TSA spokesman Michael McCarthy later shared a photo of a screener holding the lobster, getting thousands of likes on Instagram.

In a Facebook post, Feinman says the TSA should "leave our personal property alone." She also criticized the way the agent held the lobster, saying he could have snapped off a claw by putting all of its weight on its joints.

The agency has not responded to requests for comment.

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.