After passenger John Tyner refused to be screened by advanced imaging technology, Transportation Security Administration employees explained that he'd have to undergo a physical pat-down. Tyner turned on his cell phone camera and recorded the exchange.
Ultimately, he opted out of the physical pat-down as well, and left the airport. Now, a TSA supervisor is claiming that Tyner could be faced with a $10,000 fine and a civil lawsuit for leaving the airport before security finished with him.
I have a hard time believing that Tyner will actually be fined. Isn't it his choice as a passenger to either be screened or leave the airport premises? This could set an interesting precedent for future TSA altercations.