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Aaron Tobey Airport Strip Fourth Amendment Virginia

Aaron Tobey, an inspired college student, was arrested after he was forced to undergo a search and pat-down in the Richmond, VA Airport.

Why was he arrested? Was he hiding something illegal?

No. Not quite.

Instead, he decided to make their jobs a little easier by stripping down himself. And when he stripped down, he displayed the fourth amendment written across his chest, which outlaws "unreasonable searches and seizures."

Apparently someone came prepared!

But security was prepared too….to arrest that ass!

They immediately called airport police to come and handcuff Aaron, no questions asked.

Later, the charge of disorderly conduct was dropped. That is, later on after the TSA realized he was suing them for $250,000!

According to Tobey’s complaint:

[The] overbearing, heavy-handed and unfounded actions of security personnel violated free-speech and other constitutional rights.

We have to hand it to Aaron Tobey, A+ for cleverness (and cuteness)! We all want to be safe when we fly, but the procedures in place are getting a little out of hand if you ask us.

Flying is a privilege, not a right, we totally get that. What we don't get is how they can keep inching further and further toward complete insanity.

C'mon, the guy should have at least been questioned before being arrested! And furthermore, why was he being detained for a peaceful protest in the first place? TSA wanted to make sure he didn't have anything on him, so he was like, sure, in fact, let me strip down for you. Sounds to us like their egos got a little bruised when they read the American amendment on his chest.

It's becoming more and more clear what Benjamin Franklin meant when he said, "those willing to give up freedom for security deserve neither and will lose both."

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38 comments to “Airport Stripper Sues!”



  1. 1

    As much as this was "clever", he did this why? To make a point or to just mess around with the TSA. There are alot more ways that this kid could get his point across.



  2. 2

    Don't drop the soap… or the amendment.



  3. 3

    I think the guy searching was a bit pissed that he did not remove his undies too! He really wanted to see the boys peen!



  4. 4

    What he should have been arrested for is that HORRIBLE hair!!!



  5. 5

    Idiot.



  6. 6

    I have my problems with the TSA searches, but considering the hijackings on 9/11 and the numerous attempts since then by muslim extremist passengers to blow up airplanes, I think you'll have a hard time arguing the searches are without reason.



  7. 7

    Just being arrested now days can be a DEATH SENTENCE! ALL COPS ARE DIRTY COPS!

  8. Bree says – reply to this


    8

    Unreasonable? Unless theyre molesting you, Idont think its unreasonable. You think if someone wants to cause some damae, theyre going to just walk in an airport making it obivous? Doubt it. The searches are essential. Its sad that our world has come to this but it is essential.



  9. 9

    The Fourth Amendment has been completely shredded. The Constitution is becoming just a rotting piece of parchment under glass in Washington carrying no force whatsoever.



  10. 10

    What an idiot. Good way to try to make money though. I hope that when he loses his lawsuit the courts make him pay for ALL court costs…



  11. 11

    It would be poetic justice if the idiots plane was blown out of the sky.



  12. 12

    This whole TSA bashing is really unfair. Remember the shoe bomber, and the underwear bomber? And how, after those, people kept saying that the TSA wasn't doing enough and that are airports weren't secure enough? Well, now those are the people complaining that the TSA is too invasive in their searches. Make up your minds people! You can't have maximum privacy and maximum security, one of those needs to be sacrificed for the other, so don't blame the TSA.



  13. 13

    You mean to tell me that there are some stupid people out there that have a problem with being searched after what happened 9/11? I think that is really dumb. Me, personally want them to check everyone including the pilot, even a 90 yr old woman. I rather they do that then to be flown into a building or blown up. Geeezz!! Some people.



  14. 14

    Re: supersoup
    I agree with your comment. I want them to search me and everyone else on the plane. People seem to have forgotton what happened to lead us to all of this security. I think what the young man did was dumb.



  15. 15

    Give it up trouble maker and shit stirrer. You are not nearly as smart or clever as you think you are. Because if you were, you would zero in on the word "unreasonable" in the amendment. It is not unreasonable. They have every reason to want to search people and their bags before getting on a plane. Now, if you need the reason why for that, you are hopeless.



  16. 16

    then dont fly



  17. 17

    In addition, if you were so truly and sincerely opposed to being searched, you wouldn't be voluntarily taking your clothes off. You are a shit pot stirrer and trying to cause controversy. That is not an endearing quality. But you are young enough to learn from your mistake and overcome it.



  18. 18

    Apparently this young man is the only one in the US who realizes his freedom has been stripped away, literally! All of you who are like "it's necessary" deserve to live in a country where they no longer respect your personal rights. They should just keep you all in like the little sheep you are and herd you around like they please. Those of you calling this upstanding young man an idiot - take a look in the mirror and THERE you will find the idiots. You're letting your own personal freedoms be stripped away due to fear and propaganda. 9/11 was an inside job by your own President, the truth and the proof is out there. Please, go in search. It's indesputable…and despicable. Educate yourselves, ask WHY! Don't just let them force feed you bullshit and tell you it tastes good. I hope this young man wins his lawsuit, and I hope more and more of you take a stand against what is going on in your own country. Your "freedom" is just an illusion. Albeit, it's not as bad as it is in some other countries…yet. Put in place the means to prevent that…now.



  19. 19

    Re: BreeRe: Beauceron – I have to disagree. The searches are unreasonable because most of them are random. Random until someone who actually looks suspicious walks by and they don't search them because it would not be "politically correct" to search only muslims or other people of a different decent who could be potential terrorists because they don't want to 'racial profile'. It gets to be a little ridiculous when they start searching children for no apparent reason. Good for this guy who did this. In America, we have RIGHTS and people seem to forget that. I bet you more than half of the population of this country doesn't even know what their rights are! We need to start standing up for the liberties that are our birthright or pretty soon they will be taken away completely.Look around you, people. It is already happening.



  20. 20

    Re: smartiepantz – I stopped reading at "9/11 was an inside job". It sounds like you are the one who needs to be educated. Besides, how is being patted down taking away my freedom? Loss of freedom will be when I go to jail for criticizing officials, when I can't choose my religion, etc. The whole 'omg TSA searches we're becoming North Korea!!1!' stand point is sort of childish, isn't it?
    And before you say 'well they strip searched him!' read the article again. He stripped down in a public place by his own accord. Of course they arrested his ass! How would you like it if some dickhead began taking off his clothes in front of your family?



  21. 21

    look, if someone wants to bring something on the plane, bomb, knife or whatever, if they want to hijack the plane…. it will happen. people can be extremely clever if motivated enough. doesn't matter how invasive or passive the searches are.



  22. 22

    I wish I'd thought of this the last time I flew. I have a "fake" hip so I set off every whisle and bell. Even with my X-Rays and Dr's letter they decided not to trust their hand wands and go for a full search (including my bag). All done in full view of the rest of the passengers. The TSA searching me said "hold your pants up, honey, we wouldn't want them coming down during our search". She was one of the nice ones. Terrorists have won this battle … I'm 53 and feel like a criminal (who won't be flying again).



  23. 23

    I'm all for making our flights secure as a frequent flier but I do have to admit that most - not all - TSA officers are getting out of hand. Most of the time they are arrogant jerks on a power trip with the rudest attitude you can find. You look at countries with higher terrorist risks and the officers are smart not to mention polite. They are trained to be observant and read subtle hints not just choose a random person in the crowd and strip them. I've seen kids get called over for a pat down…I mean seriously?



  24. 24

    Police state.



  25. 25

    Im thunderstuck that Perez didnt put a heart around the guys crotch and write "Hawt" all over the pic!!! (And this guy is much better looking than most of the men PH's goes on and on about).



  26. 26

    Really? No one's going to comment on the fact that this dumbass wrote the 4 backwards? If you're going to make a political statement, at least proofread.

  27. @v@ says – reply to this


    27

    Ben Franklin was a wise man. It never ends. Of course, some say it was all to sell machines.



  28. 28

    I hope he wins his lawsuit - we as Americans are losing our rights as corporations review and reinterpret the Constitution - Bravo for his statement!



  29. 29

    Re: Bree – Well, to be quite honest, it's not far from molestation taken how far they can actually go to search you. No cavities are off-limits.



  30. 30

    Re: smartiepantz – I agree with your sentiment.



  31. 31

    idiot. throw him in jail and let a terrorist butt fuck him.



  32. 32

    Re: Genghis Khan – "In addition, if you were so truly and sincerely opposed to being searched, you wouldn't be voluntarily taking your clothes off. You are a shit pot stirrer and trying to cause controversy. That is not an endearing quality. But you are young enough to learn from your mistake and overcome it."
    —–I applaud you. VERY well said, Ghengis.



  33. 33

    Damn he's very cute too lol.



  34. 34

    Re: PlayingTheAngel – ***Genghis

  35. @v@ says – reply to this


    35

    Re: Genghis Khan – Yes, well said. You forgot to add Baaaaaaaa at the end.
    (I kid. ; P)



  36. 36

    9/11 happened TEN YEARS ago people. Why now are they suddenly becoming such asses about things? I went to New York in 2004, and flying wasn't anything like this. I am all for racial profiling and being "unfair." Guess what, striping down an 8 yr old isn't fair.



  37. 37

    Re: Mel354 – Uh because we are still a country with many threats. We have people all of the time trying to smuggle stuff onto planes. People are using unsuspecting people like elders and children to use to put stuff on planes. I am sorry but in case you didn't know, Osama Bin Ladens successor is just as hell bent on bombing our country and killing American's. So if it means I wait in a long line for a flight (when not one of us HAVE to fly) and it means I am being searched, atleast it means I am safe. Everyone should be searched. Point blank. Maybe not as intensive as some stories but I'd rather not be the one plane that gets bombed. TSA officials are assholes because they have to deal with people everyday that contest to the searches..just like this asshole.



  38. 38

    While he is laudably cute, the amendment includes the modifying adjective "unreasonable". It is reasonable to search people for weapons when they are about to board an airplane, enter a courthouse, etc.