Jonah Falcon, who claims the world's largest penis, recently had his "weapon of mass conception" mistaken for a "weapon of mass destruction." He was frisked by TSA at the San Francisco International Airport because of a bulging object in his pants.
The Huffington Post reports that Falcon, whose penis is 9 inches flaccid, 13.5 inches erect, said he knew beforehand the TSA search would lead to some awkward revelations.
Details of his strange encounter with TSA were revealed by the 41-year-old in an interview with The Huffington Post. He said: "I had my 'stuff' strapped to the left. I wasn't erect at the time. One of the guards asked if my pockets were empty and I said, 'Yes.'"
When a pat-down led to suspicion that Falcon might be carrying a foreign object in his pants, he was led through X-ray body scanners and a metal detector.
A puzzled TSA agent asked him if he had "some sort of growth." Falcon, amused, said no. But he told The Huffiington Post that well, he does have a growth.
Falcon said that after TSA officials had confirmed that the "package" was only a natural appendage, they appeared to interpret it as a new kind of biological threat. He tells how the young security guard who gave him a pat down appeared intimidated, taking extra care to pat gingerly around his prominence. Falcon told the TSA official, "It's my dick." He said: "He gave me a pat down but made sure to go around [my penis] with his hands. They even put some powder on my pants, probably a test for explosives. I found it amusing."
According to Falcon, by the age of 18, he had realized that he had a special "growth" after he measured it at 12 inches. Falcon since then has appeared in several talkshows nationwide. According to The Raw Story, Falcon appeared in a 1999 HBO documentary called “Private Dicks: Men Exposed.” His male member was hailed the world's largest by the HBO documentary, but he did not make it into the Guinness Book of World Records only because the organization does not recognize his category of distinction. Falcon says several pornographic companies have contacted him with offers but he has never accepted.
Falcon tells The Huffington Post of a "change to his game plan" when passing through airport security check. He said: "I'm just gonna wear bike shorts from now on. That way, they'll know. You'd think the San Francisco TSA would have had experience with hung guys before, but I guess not."
According to The Huffington Post, Falcon showed Buck Wolf, Executive Crime & Weird News Editor, his "standout feature."
San Francisco International Airport's TSA did not respond to request for comment.