SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) - A man famous for having one of the largest penises on record told CBS San Francisco that he was recently frisked by TSA agents at San Francisco International Airport after they suspected he was hiding something in his pants.
New York native Jonah Falcon, 41, said that he was returning from a weekend in San Francisco on July 9 when he was delayed by TSA agents who became curious about the bulge in his pants.
"TSA didn't know what to make of the massive bulge on my thigh. Even after I went through that body scanner that shows you naked," Falcon wrote on his Twitter page.
"They asked me if that's a growth - and i said no, that's my dick," he said in a phone interview with CBS SF.
Falcon said there was no immediate response to his answer from the TSA personnel. "I think they were more embarrased than I was," he said in the CBS SF interview.
According to Wikipedia, Falcon's penis is nearly 10 inches long when flaccid, and more than 13 inches long when erect - making it one of the largest ever recorded.
On his Facebook page he lists his favorite quote as, "Yes, it really is that big. See, you can fit more than three hands on it."
Falcon said he said he was subjected to both a metal detector and a body scanner before being selected for additional screening. He said he was eventually released and allowed to catch his flight.
"Two hour delay...Fun trip home (sarcasm mode)," he tweeted at the time.
Falcon has worked as a gaming journalist and actor. He lists several television and film credits, and was featured in a 1999 HBO documentary profiling men with large penises.
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