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Scanner Shows TSA Worker's Small Package; Chaos Ensues

First there's jokes, then battery charges
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted May 6, 2010 6:06 PM CDT
Scanner Shows TSA Worker's Small Package; Chaos Ensues
A file photo of a scanner at O'Hare in Chicago.   (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

(Newser) – A TSA supervisor at the Miami airport thought it would be funny to make fun of a male employee's genitalia during a training session on body scanners. And it was, actually—to everyone except the employee, who took daily ribbing about his small manhood until he finally "lost his mind" (police report wording) and whacked a co-worker with a police baton. Now he faces battery charges, reports NBC Miami.

Not only does this provide all kinds of useful lessons on how not to behave at work, it seems to confirm the worst fears of those who hate body scanners because they show a little too much detail. As the NBC report puts it: "If this latest incident is any indication, the scanners sound like good news for anti-terrorism and bad news for less-than-average men." (Read more TSA stories.)

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