We Sense A Song May Come From This...
If you suffer from that
common nightmare that you're suddenly standing in front of a crowd
in your underwear, you may want to move onto the next story. The
Tennessean newspaper reports a young country singer will have
material for a new song after his encounter with the Transportation
Jimmy Wayne was a little punchy at the end of a road trip to
promote his new CD. He says that after something in his shorts kept
setting off the metal detector at an unnamed California airport, a
screener told him to remove whatever was in his shorts.
But for some reason, in his road-weary state, he thought he'd
heard an instruction to remove his shorts. He says he didn't think
much about it... as is clear from this unedited quote:
"I think had I been in some
tighty-whiteys it wouldn't have happened, but it was boxers. I
thought, 'It's not a big deal. They send a sales paper out every
week that has some guy standing there in his boxers, no one is
offended by that.' But that airport was. I thought it was going to
shut down. People started yelling. It was a huge scene. Police were
running through the airport, and TSA officers were running toward
me and I'm like, 'What?'"
Police arrived, and Jimmy says he complied with a "humongous"
officer who yelled at him to put his hands behind his back. For 25
minutes, he stood there in handcuffs --and his underwear -- being
Fortunately for Jimmy, he's had other life experiences which
prepared him for the ordeal.
"I'm glad they didn't move me to a back room because you hear
those horror stories about getting smacked around," he said. "At
least you got 300 witnesses. I started thinking about the times I
worked at the prison and I used to have to put handcuffs on
convicts. It's just one of those things, you remain calm and you
don't give them a reason to throw you on the floor."
In the end, all was well... and Jimmy even caught his plane. He
says his mom laughed till she hurt when he told her the story on
But if authorities think he's learned his lesson, they might be
speaking too soon. "I'd do it again if I could hear my mom laugh
like that again."