I'm not one to be in the spotlight, so I will remain anonymous till after my case clears. And I've only just found this site. But I had a pat down, about a year and a half ago, that was a terrible experience, and this was after going through the 3D XRay machine. Today I was cited for 7.01(b), failure to complete pre boarding screening. And 602(v)(1)pc - Avoid Screening Process. My original TSA agents, mumbled and spoke to me with their backs towards me. I'm not prejudiced, I am caucasian, and my girlfriend has a thick accent, and is not from the U.S. But I could barely understand the latino agent, and only slightly better the asian agent. But needless to say, we had a misunderstanding, where I believed I completed the screening process, and they claimed I rejected the EIT, and did not complete the screening process, because I rejected a pat down. Initially I did totally reject the pat down, as I thought it was an illegal search, as the people in front of me, were not subject to this, and they set off the alarm, and I didn't. Eventually I consented to a pat down, where they did not touch my groin, or (expletive deleted). They said this was not good enough, but refused to let me leave. Bottom line... I was going to get cited, if I did not let them touch my groin, or (expletive deleted). The police told me, that it was not molestation of the person touching you didn't receive any personal enjoyment out of this. There was much debate between the police and the TSA on if I was going to be cited or not, and when one of the management heard that I was going to get two citations, he smirked and smiled, which made me sick to my stomach. I immediately called him a molesting bastard... which wiped the smirk off his face, and he looked at me in a surprised manner... and said... what did you say. And I said, you heard me, you smirking molesting bastard. It was the peak of me loosing my cool. The TSA totally is on a power trip here. You can't leave, unless we grope you. I offered to let the police pat me down. I lifted up my shirt. I offered to let them pat me down, everywhere but my privates. If the TSA truly had power, they wouldn't ask. They would just do it. All they can do, is plead for the police to cite you. I commend the harbor police... and officer Craig. He kept me sane, during all of this. Seemed sympathetic. He pushed me hard in the beginning, and said I was going to jail. And I told him, I'd rather go to jail, then have another TSA pat down. I did not go to jail, total episode, from start to getting a rental car was about three hours. TSA even told the cops, I was good to fly. So I entered the security line again, and as soon as I did, they were X-Raying Every Single Passenger... until I left the line. Then they would go back to the metal detector. Clearly its not random. I was singled out. They were determined to pat me down. The TSA says, they cannot provide me with their procedures, as they are confidential. But the XRay is random. This is clearly not the case. They have a napoleon complex, but no army. I read about the underwear guy, back in December, which I hadn't heard about until researching this tonight. Anybody know the outcome of his case?