It's pretty routine for TSA to use pat downs as a security method, but a recent patdown turned out to be pretty embarassing. The TSA frisked a man with a suspicious package ... in his pants. The package turned out to be a rather large penis belonging to Jonah Falcon, the man with the largest penis in the world.
Falcon, 41, was going through airport security at the San Francisco International Airport on July 9 when he was pulled aside by the Transportation Security Administration because he had a large buldge in his pants. With security on high alert after 9/11, someone who appears to be hiding something in their clothing instantly raises suspicions. However Falcon wasn't hiding a bomb or a bag of heroine in his pants when he was stopped and frisked by the TSA. It was just his record setting penis.
Falcon spoke to the Huffington Post about his recent awkward moment at the airport. He explains how he took precautions to avoid questioning, but it wasn't enough to hide his penis which is 9 inches flaccid and 13.5 inches erect. "I had my 'stuff' strapped to the left. I wasn't erect at the time. One of the guards asked if my pockets were empty and I said, 'Yes."
After passing through body scanners and metal detectors, Falcon knew he was in for trouble when the TSA started to question him. "Another guard stopped me and asked me if I had some sort of growth," Falcon told the Huffington Post. At least that guard wasn't too far off. However a younger agent suspected that Falcon was hiding a potential biological threat.
Falcon was very honest about what he was really packing in his pants. "I said, 'It's my dick,'" Falcon said. The agent still had his suspicions and proceeded to give Falcon a thorough search. "He gave me a pat down but made sure to go around [my penis] with his hands. They even put some powder on my pants, probably a test for explosives. I found it amusing," Falcon told the HuffPost.
The search satisfied the TSA agent and put his nerves at ease. He let Falcon continue on to his flight back to New York.
Falcon says that he'll consider letting his manhood hang out there for all to see instead of trying to hide it next time he goes through airport security. "I'm just gonna wear bike shorts from now on," Falcon said. "That way, they'll know. You'd think the San Francisco TSA would have had experience with hung guys before, but I guess not."
By the time he was 18, Falcon's penis was already a foot long. The Guinness Book of World Records does not recognize the record, as it may be a bit inapproriate, but it was recorded as the largest on record after Falcon was featured in a 1999 HBO documentary. Falcon has been approached by the porn industry, but he turned down those offers. However he has been on several TV shows to talk about his special package.