Claim: A TSA screener in Denver was caught masturbating to images of airline travelers displayed on a body scanner.
Example: [Collected via e-mail, November 2010]
DENVER – USA – A full body scanner operator was caught masturbating during a scanning session by airport staff late Tuesday.
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 scanner.
[Rest of article here.]
Origins: The publication on the web of some security scanner images has raised in some people not only concerns over the privacy of air travelers (particularly regarding the retention of scanner images that supposedly “could not be stored and would therefore never be made public”)
but also shock at how detailed the security images from
This item about a Denver TSA screener’s being caught masturbating to the body scanner images of attractive teen girls makes it appear these fears are far from unfounded. However, the “British newspaper” that originated the above-quoted article is the
A similar piece from November 2010 reported a 47-year-old gay man named Percy Cummings was arrested at
Last updated: 5 February 2015