- DENVER -- A full body scanner
operator was caught masturbating during a scanning session by airport staff
- Airport officials at Denver International airport were
on high alert yesterday when a full body scanner operator was caught masturbating
in his booth as a team of High School netball players went through the
- "The young ladies were going through the scanner
one by one, and every time one went through, this guys face was getting
redder and redder. His hand was moving and then he started sweating. He
was then seen doing his 'O' face. That's when the security dragged him
out of his booth and cuffed him. He had his pants round his ankles and
everybody was really disgusted," Jeb Rather, a passenger on a flight
to New York told CBS news.
- The controversial scanners display every minute detail
of a person's body and have been called intrusive by privacy campaigners.
Body scanners penetrate clothing to provide a highly detailed image so
accurate that critics have likened it to a virtual porn shoot. Technologies
vary, with millimeter wave systems capturing highly detailed pictures of
genitals, and backscatter X-ray machines able to show precise anatomical
detail. The U.S. government likes the idea because body scanners can detect
concealed weapons better than traditional magnetometers.
- "What do you want to do, get blown up by a goddamn
Arab at 30,000 feet or we get to see your private parts? It's up to you,
the ball's in your park," head of the TSA's scanning department, Rodney
Schroeder, told CNN.