Man charged with public drunkenness after impersonating TSA agent at SFO 

What a creep.

A 53-year-old man was arrested for public drunkenness after reportedly posing as a Transportation Security Administration agent at San Francisco International Airport on Wednesday and he allegedly patted down at least two women in a private booth near the screening area, according to a report by CBS San Francisco.

According to the report, the man was a ticketed passenger who had already gone through the screening process himself and was reportedly seen downing some drinks at an airport bar.

At one point, he returned to the screening area and wearing khaki pants and a blue polo shirt, he donned a pair of blue plastic gloves that he is alleged to have swiped from security to further look the part.

Then, he reportedly convinced a woman who had already been screened to go to a private booth. It was unknown what may have transpired once in the booth because the woman eventually left on her flight.

When the man was seen trying to bring another woman into the private booth real security agents got suspicious because male security screeners are only allowed to screen women in a private booth with a female agent.

He was detained until police arrived and arrested on public drunkenness.

The man was later identified by authorities as Eric Slighton.

Slighton has addresses in both San Francisco and Hong Kong, according the San Mate County Sheriff's Office.

Slighton was released from San Mateo County Jail on Wednesday night on $10,000 bail and is scheduled to return to court for arraignment Aug. 18, according San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.

The Sheriff's Office is continuing to investigate the claims that Slighton may have motioned women into a private screening room, Deputy Rebecca Rosenblatt said in a statement.

No victims have come forward at this time, she said.

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