DENVER — A recording of a confrontation between a Minnesota man and TSA agents at Denver International Airport is going viral.
Kahler Nygard drew a Spirit Air boarding card with an “extra search” indicator, prompting TSA officials in Minnesota to search him especially carefully, Boing Boing reported. But after arrival in Denver, TSA agents reportedly “dragged him off the plane” for a second search, prompting him to begin recording the interaction.
“The TSA agent, Alex Grossman, first demands Nygard’s boarding pass,” Techdirt wrote. “Nygard points out that he no longer has it (you don’t need it after you board the plane), which stumps Grossman.”
On the call, the agent can be heard telling someone that Grossman is “pretty objectionable, filming me.”
Nygard repeatedly asks if he is being detained and what the problem is, but the agents do not answer — at least not in the recording.
Finally, Nygard walks away, saying that if he’s not being detained, he’s leaving. The agent threatens to call Denver police, but does not specify what law Nygard is accused of breaking.
Nygard said in a social media post that police never contacted him following the incident.