Editor: Local Oceanside resident John Tyner refused an airport full body scan and refused a groin pat-down by security – and all holy hell broke out at Lindbergh Field last Saturday, November 13th. He caught the entire incident on his cell phone and he posted it on his blog – and his story has gone viral. Here’s the San Diego U-T version:
By Robert J. Hawkins / San Diego U-T / November 14, 2010
SAN DIEGO — John Tyner won’t be pheasant hunting in South Dakota with his father-in-law any time soon. Tyner was simultaneously thrown out of San Diego International Airport on Saturday morning for refusing to submit to a security check and threatened with a lawsuit and a $10,000 fine if he left.
And he got the whole thing on his cell phone. Well, the audio at least.
The 31-year-old Oceanside software programmer was supposed to leave from Lindbergh Field on Saturday morning and until a TSA agent directed him toward one of the recently installed full-body scanners, Tyner seemed to be on his way. Tyner balked.
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