Colo. woman accused of groping TSA agent in Ariz.

July 16, 2011 - 4:59 PM

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say a Colorado woman who allegedly groped a female Transportation Security Administration agent at Phoenix's international airport is facing a felony count of sexual abuse.

Phoenix police say 61-year-old Yukari Mihamae is accused of grabbing the left breast of the unidentified TSA agent Thursday at an airport checkpoint.

Police say Mihamae squeezed and twisted the agent's breast with both hands. They say she later admitted to doing it but didn't give a reason.

Calls to Phoenix police and TSA officials at the airport for more details about the incident weren't immediately returned Saturday afternoon. It also wasn't immediately clear whether Mihamae was still in custody or had legal representation.

Phoenix TV station KSAZ says Mihamae lives in Longmont, Colo., and is self-employed.