Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/05/07/miami_scanner_incident/

Perv scanner todger quips provoke Miami airport assault

Exposed security screener clubs co-worker

By Lester Haines

Posted in Law, 7th May 2010 09:41 GMT

A perv scanner operator at Miami International Airport has been arrested for allegedly laying into a co-worker over quips about the size of his manhood, the Miami Herald reports.

Rolando Negrin was exposed to fellow Transportation Security Administration (TSA) operatives' ridicule during training on the body scanners, when they copped an eyeful of his "private body parts".

Cue a year of ribbing, until Negrin attacked one of his tormentors with a baton in the airport's employee parking lot on Tuesday. In the arrest report. Negrin claims he "could not take the jokes any more and lost his mind".

Negrin is currently suspended while the TSA investigates the matter. He faces an aggravated battery rap.

TSA spokesman Jonathan Allen said is a statment yesterday: "TSA has a zero tolerance policy for workplace violence. We are investigating to determine whether training procedures were violated and will take appropriate action as necessary.

"The actions of a few individuals in no way reflect on the outstanding job our more than 49,000 security officers do every day to ensure the safety of the traveling public."®