TSA Chief John Pistole Won't Fine John Tyner In Patdown Flap
John Tyner Will Not Face TSA Fine For Refusing Body Scan and Pat-down: Says Transportation Security Administration Chief John Pistole
The head of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), John Pistole says John Tyner will not be fined for refusing to submit to a pat-down at San Diego Airport.
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John Pistole made the comments while defending TSA policies during a Senate hearing originally scheduled to be about air cargo security but instead turned into a discussion of body scanners, and what some call overly aggressive pat-downs of airline passengers.
"I do not anticipate anything coming from that," Pistole said when asked about Tyner.
John Tyner is the San Diego resident who refused to go through a body scanner and who told an airport official who was about to do a pat-down.
"If you touch my junk I will have you arrested,"
After refusing the pat-down John Tyner was able to secure a refund for his airplane ticket.
The threat of the TSA fine occurred after John Tyner secured his ticket re-fund from American Airlines and was attempting to leave SAN airport when one official apparently told Tyner that he is facing a TSA fine of $10,000 dollars and a possible civil suit