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May 7, 2010

The TSA Napoleon Complex

by Brad Warbiany

When I thought of all the ways the TSA body-scanning machines could end badly, surprisingly I didn’t hit on this:

A Transportation Security Administration screener is facing an assault rap after he allegedly beat a co-worker who joked about the size of the man’s genitalia after he walked through a security scanner. The May 4 confrontation involved Rolando Negrin, 44, and other TSA employees who had previously taken part in a training session at Miami International Airport, according to the below Miami-Dade Police Department reports. Negrin, pictured in the mug shot at right, and his co-workers had been training with new “whole body image” machines–the controversial kind that provide very revealing images of a traveler–when Negrin walked through the scanner. “The X-ray revealed that [Negrin] has a small penis and co-workers made fun of him on a daily basis,” reported cops. Following his arrest, Negrin told police that he “could not take the jokes anymore and lost his mind.” After work Tuesday evening, Negrin confronted fellow TSA screener Hugo Osorno in an airport parking lot. Negrin wanted to “resolve a problem,” and get Osorno, 34, to “finally respect him.”

Wow… Yet another person who would have benefited from this idea.

Hat Tip: Reason

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  • Michael O. Powell

    I’m pretty sure there are alot of people with his problem in positions of power. I bet he drove a huge car too.

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