Those scanners open up a whole new lawsuit industry.
A TSA worker in Miami was arrested for aggravated battery after police say he attacked a colleague who’d made fun of his small genitalia after he walked through one of the new high-tech security scanners during a recent training session.
Rolando Negrin, 44, was busted for assault after things got ugly at Miami International Airport between Negrin and some of his fellow Transportation Security Administration workers on Tuesday.
Sources say Negrin stepped into the machine during the training session and became embarrassed and angry when a supervisor started cracking jokes about his manhood, made visible by the new machine.
The mug shot.
According to the police report, Negron confronted one of his co-workers in an employee parking lot, where he hit him with a police baton on the arm and back.
“[Negron] then told victim to kneel down and say ‘your sorry,'” the report reads. “Victim stated he was in fear and complied with [Negron].”
Negron was arrested the next day when he arrived for work. He told police he had been made fun of by coworkers on a daily basis.
“[Negron] stated he could not take the jokes anymore and lost his mind,” the report reads.
Negrin was arrested and booked into Miami-Dade County Jail. His arrest photo (above) shows him wearing his blue TSA shirt at the time of the arrest.
The attack may be the first piece of proof that the new scanners may be leaving too little to the imagination.
The $170,000 machines, which were introduced last year, took some heat from fliers who weren’t quite ready to show their bod to government employees.
But if this latest incident is any indication, the scanners sound like good news for anti-terrorism and bad news for less-than-average men.
Evidently, Negrin endured months of lewd comments before he took a baton to the cranium of one Hugo Osorno, 34.
Negrin wanted Osorno to let him inside the car to “resolve a problem and finally respect him,” according to the police report. When Osorno refused to open the passenger door, Negrin allegedly came around the vehicle and took out his police baton.
He then allegedly said in Spanish: “Get on your knees or I will kill you and you better apologize,” two other TSA agents told police.
“I’m going to blow your head off,” one of the officers also allegedly heard Negrin say.
With the police baton, Negrin then started to hit Osorno on his arms and back. Osorno told police he “was in fear” and apologized. Negrin the left the parking lot in his own car.
Osorno was treated for his injuries by the fire department in the lot. He suffered bruises and cuts on his back and arms. Negrin was arrested the next day at his post at the TSA checkpoint.
Negrin was charged with aggravated battery and released Wednesday night on $7,500 bond.
Negrin and Osorno didn’t immediately return phone calls seeking comment this morning.
Evidentally, the work environment combined with Negrin’s reluctance to go to his supervisor, contributed to this incident. I can’t judge the guy too harshly. As a young Army Private back in the 70’s, I had several run-ins with sexist male counterparts. While on CQ one night in Germany, I introduced the face of a black male Soldier to my fist. He was drunk, disorderly, and thought a little white girl was going to be an easy target in front of his friends. He made some nasty comments about my ‘tits’. He got a very rude awakening. Back then, females didn’t have any recourse. Period. Jokes are one thing, but malicious harrassment is another. I’m surprised he didn’t flatten Osorno’s ass on the street a long time ago.
In any case, Negrin will never live this shit down.