The software engineer couldn't board a flight after refusing a full-body scan that reveals people naked and wouldn't allow a TSA worker to conduct a groin check. Tyner tells the worker, "If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested."
The Cell Phone Video Transcription Contains the following:
TSA: "Do you have any Internal or External Implants(?) that I need to be aware of?"These events took place roughly between 5:30 and 6:30 AM, November 13th in Terminal 2 of the San Diego International Airport.
TSA: "We are going to be doing a standard pat-down today, using my hands and going like this...?"
TSA: "Also we are going to be doing a Groin Check. That means "I am going to place My hands on your hip, my other hand on your inner thigh. Slowly go up and slide down..."
TSA: "We are going to do that two times in the front and two times in the back",
TSA: "And if you would like a private screening we can make that available to you also"
JT: We can do that out here but if you touch my junk I am going to have you arrested"
TSA: "Actually we are going to have a supervisor here because of your statement"
The TSA security YouTube video:
John Tyner's blog says he left the airport — but only after being threatened with a lawsuit and fine for failing to complete security screening. Now TSA say's he is possibly being fined $10,000 dollars and prosecuted in Civil Court.
A TSA statement Sunday said body scans and pat-downs make flying safer.Video leaving airport:
In response to a video of a California man's dispute with airport security officials, the Transportation Security Administration said Monday it tries to be sensitive to individuals, but everyone getting on a flight must be screened.
John Tyners Blog: Link
John Tyners Blog TSA encounter Update: Link
More about my TSA encounter at SAN
Motivation of my filming of my TSA encounter
More News Media Information: SFGate Link