Constitutional Principles

Passenger Refuses TSA Pat Down after Flight


If you thought getting patted down before your flight was a hassle, get a load of what happened to this man.

According to the Daily Mail, 22-year-old Kahler Nygard was once on a “no-fly list.” It seems his transportation options have expanded since then as he’s now on a “selectee list” that requires a screening process that is more rigorous than usual.

As noted in the report, Nygard insists he was properly screened before boarding his flight in Minneapolis. But when he arrived in Denver, he was asked to get off the plane before everyone else. It seems the TSA wanted to perform an additional search on him.

According to the story, he refused to cooperate and questioned why a search was necessary and whether or not he was being detained.

“If I travelled from point A to point B safely why does there now need to be more screening before I am allowed to leave? That would lead to me believe that I am being detained would it not? Are you detaining me?” he asked.

Nygard didn’t allow the search to occur. As noted in the report, he walked away after learning he wasn’t being detained but would be apprehended by police if he didn’t allow a search. He reportedly later flew back to Minneapolis without incident.

Meanwhile, this is just the latest incident involving the TSA. Take a look at this story of a wheelchair-bound mute who was denied a flight due to an expired driver’s license.

What do you think? Should Nygard have been searched after his flight? What would you have done in this situation?