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TSA Screener Cited "Torture" In Scanner Case

Arrestee's genitalia was exposed by "full body" device

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TSA Taunt Case

SEPTEMBER 14--The airport screener arrested for assaulting a coworker who taunted him about the size of his penis after his genitalia was exposed by a full-body scanner told police that he snapped after being subjected to “psychological torture” by fellow Transportation Security Administration employees who repeatedly asked him, “What size are you?”

In a handwritten statement given to cops following his May arrest, Rolando Negrin, 45, described the fallout after he walked through a high-tech "whole body image" scanner during a training session for TSA workers at Miami International Airport. Negrin’s statement to Miami-Dade Police Department officers, excerpted here, was obtained via a Freedom of Information Act request. The original police report detailing the incident can be found here.

Negrin wrote that, despite his pleas, coworkers would not cease mocking him after the scanner gave them a revealing look at his genitalia. He recalled that he was mockingly asked, “Roly, what size are you?” Coworkers, he added, called him “little angry man,” laughed off his pleas for compassion, and abused him in front of passengers.

The merciless teasing and “psychological torture,” Negrin stated, left him stressed out and with elevated blood pressure. When he confronted his chief tormentor, Negrin said the man laughed at him. Negrin, pictured in the above mug shot, later allegedly attacked fellow TSA screener Hugo Osorno in an airport parking lot, striking him with a police baton while demanding an apology.

According to court records, Negrin is scheduled for an October 25 trial hearing in Miami-Dade Circuit Court. Reached by phone this afternoon at his Hialeah Gardens home, Negrin declined to answer questions about the case. “I do not wish to talk to anyone about my issues,” he said.

Comments (51)

Isn't this the opposite of what people were scared of? I thought they were scared of TSA agents jacking off to these photos... I think this is hilarious... I just went through two this week (braless, amusingly--gave someone a show I presume) and I was just joking with my mom how they are more likely thinking "Gawd, why do I have to look at all these ugly bodies for my job--blech." Honestly professionals would not do this but then again these ARE TSA agents--super uneduated unprofessional folk. When I was a Freshman in college when I went to England and at LAX the TSA guy was like "Mmmm mmm girl you fit those pants REALLLL guuud." (I have a lot of junk in the trunk and I'm 1/2 Asian so I'm sure that looks bizarre.) I thought that was really annoying.
This happened in training. In real life, the screeners are not supposed to see the folks. The "saved" image that is shown was needed because the Press demanded it. The guy has a real case BUT could have simply said it is all about "shrinkage". The TSA only screens the face, as you see here, to hide identity. If you mask the "goods", you might miss the threats. This is the L3 machine, not the Rapiscan one. It does not use x-rays. For guys, you see everything. Ladies, make sure you wear underwear! For me, I have nothing to hide and, believe me, the enemy still wants to bring down planes. I TOTALLY understand those who do not like these machines. The safest airport in the world is still Tel Aviv. They don't use these machines. They are serious about security. We play with it.
Are any of us safe as long as anyone can board an aircraft without being forced to empty their bowels in front of a number of witnesses? No. It is time to get serious about flight safety. No crap. No boarding pass.
Guys, cut out the crap. This is about a WHOLE LOT MORE than what you think about your stupid appendage. This is an extreme invasion of privacy and forced stripping in order to be allowed on an airplane. It is absolutely immoral and I can't imagine sending my teenage daughter through one of these. Oh sure, you can opt out by going through the frisking ceremony, but when you're rushing to make the boarding call, sometimes that's not possible because the line is too long. SOMETHING has to be done to protect the public from this abuse. WE NEED THE TEA PARTY TO GET INVOLVED IN PREVENTING THIS OUTRAGEOUS INFRINGEMENT OF OUR RIGHTS!! PEOPLE OF AMERICA, STAND UP AND DON'T LET THEM DO THIS TO YOU!
Maybe it was just cold. *smirk*
First off, I'm perfectly average in the penis size department, but I'm comfortable with that— my wife ain't complaining. But hey, I'd love to have to go through one of those scanners, and let everyone have a look for themselves. Personally, I think it'd be funny as hell trying to make eye contact with all the people acting like they're trying not to stare, (except for children, of course.) I once played strip poker with some little hotties, and for years after I considered myself the winner because I'd kept my clothes on, and they lost theirs. It took me years to figure out that I was actually the loser of that game! Sometimes modesty can really get in the way of having a good time. So I say "bring it on," let me show it while I still got it!
Rolando I am sure your attorney advised you that you have a GOOD sexual harassment case for hostile work environment, in addition to whatever else you will sue for. TSA lied about the revealing-ness of the images. Then they lied again when they said they would put the monitors in a secure room where professionals would review the monitors. IMO Hugo Osorno and any others who participated in the festivities should be fired for their inappropriate behavior. Their Supervisor should be terminated as well. No one should be treated in this manner regardless of their shortcomings.
Oh yeah, let's trust more of these TSA losers with these scanners... if this is how they treat one of their own, imagine how they will behave and treat passengers. This guy should be commended, not prosecuted.
Another reason to get rid of T.S.A. and hire real law enforcement.
As Hemingway said, the important thing "isn't the size it is, it's the size it becomes".
Rolly, be proud of what you're pack'en my man! Scanner or no scanner. Size doesn't matter so long as you as you know how to expertly use it in the heat of passion. Hope you sue TSA and collect a lot of money. I want to see Big Sis Napolitano in the scanner and see how big her's is - what ever it is..... or maybe it was added on later. Anyway, curious minds want to know.
Big Sis Napalitano would be proud to stand in front of a scanner, I heard she was hung like a donut
It should be legal to beat Arschlohs like Osorno. Too bad Roly left Osorno able to speak. OK, one or two wisecracks is one thing. Continued harrassment warrants a SEVERE Arsch kicking. This applies to ALL Arschlochs. Flamers included. NOBODY gets to be an uberdork, no matter HOW protected you think you are.
IMHO - he got what was coming to him; however, it should have been a taser. Lit him up like a christmas tree. :-) ***en douche-bag...
How much are the American people going to tolerate? This is the ultimate invasion of privacy. It is probably unconstitutional as well. It's certainly outrageous! I like the idea of the explosive booth mentioned by someone previously. That would kill the idea of carrying anything on your body easily enough. But that would also allow you to retain your freedom and the scanner booth is just another way to "conquer" you and remove your rights to privacy. Americans should rise up against this with measures that would work. I have to fly often. I would appreciate anyone's ideas for getting around this.
The Department of Homeland Subjugation needs to be dismantled, and EVERYONE who works for it should be imprisoned. ESPECIALLY Darthette Napolitano. How to get around it? Don't fly. Put the airlines out of business. Don't forget to search your vehicles for GPS trackers.
How would people react if it was a woman who was seen basically nude at work then told day after day, and in public, by her coworkers that she has a giant, loose vagina? Not only would she be seen as a victim but she'd be getting millions in sexual harassment lawsuits. I say good for him for wielding the baton. TSA, pay the man $10,000,000 for a sexually hostile work environment. Then get rid of the damn scanners because we warned you about this kind of thing.
Forgive me for asking a serious question here... But when TSA first started talking about the scanners, the official line was that to protect the privacy of old and young alike, NO image could be stored, saved, printed, emailed or otherwise made retrievable. The machines, we were told, would be delivered without the capability of saving images. Those of us who asked at the time whether that made the machines positively useless in criminal cases were hush-hushed with claims that such images wouldn't be necessary in court. So, I guess that image at the top of the page here is an artist's rendition?
No one was accepting these scanners until the "Christmas Miracle Crotch Bomb" of last year. Since Michael Chertoff "FORMER" head of DHS/TSA is the salesman for RAPISCAN, the maker of these scanners, it was "QUITE the MIRACLE" since now, miraculously, they are all making LOTS of MONEY selling them to ....... DHS/TSA. "Integrity, Team Spirit, Innovation" is sewn around the border of the newest TSA patch. Have you EVER seen an organization that had to SEW A REMINDER not to STEAL, LIE, and CHEAT on their own shoulders!!!! They STEAL from the "confiscated" items, BACK-STAB the PASSENGERS (and their CO-Workers) and "INNOVATIVELY" CHEAT on their own tests. Supervisors padding their hours to make house payments. Supervisors staggering in drunk. Supervisors yelling all NON-Christians should leave the country Supervisors expressing their desire to see certain U.S. Senators DEAD Real good organization. By the way, The x-rays that take "virtual photos" destroy your DNA at relatively low energy levels. But hey, Michael Chertoff is making lot of MONEY using his status as FORMER HEAD of TSA to sell them. A fish rots from the HEAD..
This image is from the L3 scanner not Rapiscan's. THAT image would be way too pornagraphic. This scanner does not use x-rays. It uses radiowave's.
TSA lied their Arsches off. Surprised?
What will they have us do once a terrorist tries to smuggle explosives ANALLY OR VAGINALLY?? Exams for all passengers!! Welcome to the end of the world, sheeple. Signed, Dick "Dick" Cheney
No they'd just X-ray. I mean they have machines RIGHT there.
@Wideband: Darling, me thinks thou protest TOO much! Surely, YOU couldn't be too sensitive on this rarther titalating subject? Had you a single synapse firing in that lethargic brain of yours, you might have sensed the obvious "tongue-in-cheekiness" throughout my blatantly sarcastic comment!! Men get soooooooo defensive when it comes to their packages. (However, I DO beg to differ on that "old wives tale". Anecdotal evidence shows that it IS so.) But I DO understand that a little winky CAN be a handicap for some men. If you suffer from this masculine malady, I DO apoliogize...Kisses!
First off, Dujardin, that is a brillian idea. You should go work for TSA. Second, pay-back is a bitch. It's about time TSA screeners suffer some of the humilation they subject thousands of innocent passengers to on a daily basis. If they did to people outside of the airport what they do to people inside the airport, they would be in prison for a multitude of sex offenses, including child molestation.
This is a brilliant idea... Here's a solution to all the controversy over full-body scanners at the airports: All we need to do is develop a booth that you can step into that will not X-ray you, but will detonate any explosive device you may have hidden on or in your body. The explosion will be contained within the sealed booth. This would be a win-win for everyone. There would be none of this crap about racial profiling and the device would eliminate long and expensive trials. This is so simple that it's brilliant. I can see it now: you're in the airport terminal and you hear a muffled explosion. Shortly thereafter an announcement comes over the PA system, "Attention standby passengers, we now have a seat available on flight number..."
Brilliant! I love it. This would solve everything!
Dujardin, Better idea - Have Scotty beam them onto the bridge and let the biofilter remove their terrorist intensions. Both our solutions have a basic problem. Somebody needs to make them work in the real world.
Just aim for the center of mass; empty the clip.
Hey Gunny sounds like you need some "Counselling". So you like going around looking at other men's equipment huh? Got to love that "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy huh? Otherwise you'd be back being a Hair Stylist. The guy who got beat deserved it no matter how big or little the exposed guy was.
sheesh i am happy to have a small penis when not aroused, makes for an easy thing to tote around
I hope the charges against Rolando are dropped and then he files whatever charges he can against those that repeatedly humiliated him.
So the purpose of printing the offending picture was what? Further tormenting the man?
And these are the people we are supposed to trust with images of the public???? I think not. This type of crap is probably rampant in the airports where these devices installed. Good for him throwning a beat-down over this.
And we are supposed to believe that these "professional" screeners who tease and ridicule their own co-workers are not looking and laughing or admiring the rest of us forced to stand there and be screened? Yeah right.
Now guys know how girls & women feel when they're ridiculed for having little boobs. Even though boobs aren't "genitalia", a woman's femininity IS judged by the size of her breasts. A man's masculinity IS judged by the size of his penis. And if you've ever wondered why a woman will sureptitiously glance at a man's hands--THERE IS A CORALLATION. The length and girth of a man's penis is directly related to the spread from the tip of his thumb to the tip of his little finger (hand outspread); as well as the thickness of his fingers. It is what it is...Guys, if you have LWS (little weenie syndrome), get a penile implant. Make your woman happy today! Remember, women with LTS (little titty syndrome) have been getting breast implants for decades--all in the name of making their men happy...
Wow AuntieTaqiyya! Where to start in regards to your ridiculous comments. First of all There are many things that contribute to the how feminine women appear. Large Breasts on Rosie O'Donnell wouldn't make her feminine. Secondly women's breasts are clearly obvious as to their size where the size of man's penis is not. In addition I'm not sure of any breasts that increase substantially in size in the manner that a penis can. Then we have your idiotic comment in response to someone else's comments where you cite anecdotal evidence to validate your ridiculous reference to penis size being relative to hand size?. Then you cite "anecdotal evidence" as your proof. How's this for anecdotal evidence. I am a nurse and have seen plenty of penis, and I can pretty much tell you that this is a fallacy. I understand your anecdotal evidence citation but I prefer things backed up by that silly thing called science. Now I now that science isn't quite as persuasive as anecdotal evidence but It'll have to do. Your comments are moronic. If this was a women there would be screaming from the rooftops. Double standard as usual, but it's good that ignorant people like you are out there to continue to spreading misinformation and stupidity.
"a woman's femininity IS judged by the size of her breasts. A man's masculinity IS judged by the size of his penis." -only by morons "The length and girth of a man's penis is directly related to the spread from the tip of his thumb to the tip of his little finger (hand outspread); as well as the thickness of his fingers." -a totally false urban myth. Scientific studies have disproven this old wives tales time after time. "Guys, if you have LWS (little weenie syndrome), get a penile implant." -LWS? Are you in 9th grade? Penile implants are expensive, dangerous, don't always work, and inconvenient as hell (imagine having a PERMANENT erection). Auntie T, what's your point in regards to this article? That the man should be ashamed of the body he was born with, and should have had surgery to correct it? Do us all a favor and stop spreading your junior high version of wisdom.
There is a huge business opportunity here for fluffers servicing men waiting in line in front of these scanners.
Cubans are overly preoccupied with their machismo because as a nation they are notrious homosexuals. The 'victim' Hugo Osorno got what he deserved, a beat down. And like a marecon, he cried to mami about it. Negrin was in his rights. Isn't this a form of sexual harassment? But in the end, it's not how long you make it, it's how you make it long.
Was Hugo Osorno QUEER? Why else would he be so interested in size? Can't imagine working with anal orifices like that. Hard to believe traveller's safety is in the hands of people with the emotional maturity of 12 year olds. And making comments in front of passengers? These losers have no concept of professionalism. You are supposed to get over that stuff in high school.
Gunny!!--Your what WE get for You having a tiny mind!
He should have beat his ass earlier.
The paranoid police-state at airports is proof that the terrorists have won.
Well are a complete idiot and a disgrace to the Corps. I doubt that you served a day in my Marine Corps, and if so, too stupid to reach the respected rank of Gunnery Sergeant with a childish attitude like that. Oh, ALL CAPS indicates your lack of common sense. Everyone knows that those using ALL CAPS have, well... esteem problems... Master Gunnery Sergeant A. Arnold, USMC - Retired
Gunny, you sound like the dude that got the beating. "That's what he gets for having a tiny penis." That sounds like something a 5th grader might say to someone. There are too many bullys in the world. Sounds to me like this guy had enough and I hope the justice system goes easy on him.
Negrin has absolutely no control over the size of his penis. The guy that got the beating absolutely deserved to have his butt kicked! It is pure evil to harass someone about the size of his penis. Every man is very self conscious about his penis size if he is not that well endowed but he can certainly make up for the lack of size by making his love making technique special. Women love quality over quantity every time.
Sounds like you also have a sever case of short dick syndrome!