NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A Clarksville mother accused of berating Transportation Security Administration officers trying to pat down her teenage daughter was found guilty of disorderly conduct.
Jurors started deliberations around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and reached their verdict about four hours later. Forty-two-year-old Andrea Abbott faces up to 30 days in jail and a $50 fine.
Transportation Security Officer Karen King testified that before the pat-down, Abbott yelled in her face that she didn't want anyone "touching her daughter's crotch."
Abbott eventually allowed her then-14-year-old daughter to undergo the pat-down, but then she refused a pat-down for herself and was arrested.
Abbott took the stand during the trial and acknowledged that she did say a few curse words but said she wasn't in anyone's face and had a "normal conversation" about why she believed the pat-down to be inappropriate.
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