A California man was surprised to see full-body scanners at the San Diego airport after checking the TSA’s website to make sure he wouldn’t be subjected to them. Suspecting there might be trouble if he refused the scanner, the man turned his cellphone’s video recorder on and put it on top of his luggage. What happened next was all caught on video… well… audio…
The San Diego Union-Tribune reports the man then refused a pat-down and a “groin check,” the latter of which he replied to a security guard with the money quote:
“You touch my junk and I’m going to have you arrested.”
The Union-Tribune says that quote triggered some sort of ” code red” “as TSA agents, supervisors and eventually the local police gravitated to the spot where the reluctant traveler stood in his stocking feet, his cell phone sitting in the nearby bin (which he wasn’t allowed to touch) picking up the audio.”
The man has posted the whole ordeal on his blog and on YouTube. You can check it out here.
One bright spot? American Airlines refunded his non-refundable ticket.
TSA ejects Oceanside man from airport for refusing security check [San Diego Union-Tribune via Yahoo]