The grinning TSA agent at Los Angeles International Airport could have picked any of the many passengers in a long line to be strip-searched by the agency's nude imaging scanners.
He went with former Baywatch star and Playboy centerfold Donna D'Errico.
D'Errico, flying her with son and boyfriend to Pittsburgh, was physically pulled aside by the male agent for "additional screening." When she asked him why she was chosen the male agent, still clinging her her elbow, told her, "Because you caught my eye, and they didn’t."
"After the search, I noticed that the male agent who had pulled me out of line was smiling and whispering with two other agents and glancing at me. I was outraged," said D'Errico, who told reporters the male TSA agents were "leering" at her scan.
"It isn’t right to hide behind the veil of security and safety in order to take advantage of women, or even men for that matter, so that you can see them naked. It’s a misuse of power and authority, and as much a personal violation as a Peeping Tom. The difference is that Peeping Toms can have charges pressed against them."
Just four weeks earlier, singer Fergie was forced by the airport's TSA agents to also submit to nude scanning.