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Monday, November 15, 2010

#TSA #SAN: Conundrum - Don't Touch My Junk! - Don't Radiate My Junk!

Don't Touch My Junk! -A man who refused a Naked body scan and pat-down search at a San Diego airport has become an overnight Internet sensation.

Airline traveler John Tyner posted a cell phone audio recording of his half-hour encounter Saturday at Lindbergh Field.
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?"
JT: "No"
TSA: "We are going to be doing a standard pat-down today, using my hands and going like this...?"
JT: "Alright"...
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..."
JT: "Ok"
TSA: "We are going to do that two times in the front and two times in the back",
JT: "Alright"
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"
These events took place roughly between 5:30 and 6:30 AM, November 13th in Terminal 2 of the San Diego International Airport.

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.
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.
Video leaving airport:

John Tyners Blog: Link

John Tyners Blog TSA encounter Update: Link
Related articles:
More about my TSA encounter at SAN
Motivation of my filming of my TSA encounter 
More News Media Information: SFGate Link

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