Originally posted by SonocoNinerFan:
According to Sgt. Ortiz, Smith was going through screening when he asked the TSA agent, "Are you going to search me further?"
Smith was told, "That's not necessary," according to Sgt. Ortiz.
Then, Smith responded, according to Sgt. Ortiz, "Why not? I have a bomb."
That may be what they heard. What would make more sense is if he said "What if I have a bomb?" sarcastically and was misheard. A totally stupid thing to say either way, but the sentence as reported makes no contextual sense, IMO.
[ Edited by captveg on Apr 14, 2014 at 10:53 AM ]