A man known for his enormous penis was stopped by security at San Francisco International Airport and questioned about the bulge in his pants, he was reported as saying on Thursday.
Jonah Falcon, 41, has an organ which is 24cm long when flaccid and 33cm when erect, according to Rolling Stone magazine.
He was returning to New York from San Francisco on July 9 when he was stopped after US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents saw a bulge on his left upper thigh.
“They wanted to know if I had something in my pockets, and when I said no, they asked if I had some sort of growth,” he said, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
He told them it was his penis and they checked around his crotch, although not too closely. The incident was not his first.
“I’ve gone through the [body scanner] before, and I wasn’t worried,” Falcon said.
“What was the worst that was going to happen? I was going to have to whip it out for them? I’m used to that. Sometimes when people ask me about it, if I’m feeling up to it, I’ll just show them,” he added.
A 2003 Rolling Stone story entitled Mr Big reported that Falcon’s penis was 20.3cm long when he was 10 years old. It quoted his mother as saying his organ size was genetic.
“He was born like that, and he was always big for his age. But it’s not his big penis, it’s society’s need to fixate on it. We’re in a world where men see their manhood in their penises,” she said.