Man strips to underwear rather than be “felt up”

There are 300 million stories in the Naked Body Scan and Grope Nation. This is one of them:

Passenger Chooses Strip-Down Over Pat-Down

When a San Diego man opted out of security screening using the Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) at Lindbergh Field Friday, he stripped down to his underwear in an attempt to avoid the pat-down procedures.

Samuel Wolanyk took the protest started Nov. 13 by Oceanside’s John Tyner to a whole new level.

While Tyner videotaped his refusal to be patted down, telling the agent “If you touch my junk, I’ll have you arrested,” Wolanyk decided to give TSA a look at his body down to his Calvin Klein’s.

Through a statement released by his attorney Sunday night, Wolanyk said “TSA needs to see that I’m not carrying any weapons, explosives, or other prohibited substances, I refuse to have images of my naked body viewed by perfect strangers, and having been felt up for the first time by TSA the week prior (I travel frequently) I was not willing to be molested again.”

Wolanyk’s attorney said that TSA requested his client put his clothes on so he could be patted down properly but his client refused to put his clothes back on. He never refused a pat down, according to his attorney.

Wolanyk was arrested for refusing to complete the security process and for recording the incident on his iPhone, according to his attorney.

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James P. writes:

“Wolanyk was arrested for refusing to complete the security process.”

Does this mean that if you enter the security checkpoint, you must complete the entire process, no matter what they decide to do to you? You are not allowed to pull out in the middle of it and say, “forget it, I don’t want to fly today if it requires my total personal degradation”?

LA replies:

Yes, that’s what it means. TSA has been explicit on that.

Alan Wall writes:

Isn’t it great to have the TSA keeping us safe from GIs bearing nail clippers?

Posted by Lawrence Auster at November 22, 2010 03:31 PM | Send

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