Jacob Jester is the Kansas City pastor who took the infamous “poop bomb” photo of two screeners at Kansas City International Airport patting down an eight-month-old baby on Saturday. I spoke with him about the incident, and the ensuing firestorm, this afternoon.
Tell me what happened.
I was flying from Kansas City to Albuquerque, NM, on Saturday, and I had already passed through security. There was a woman with a baby behind me — she was about the same age as my son, and that caught my attention. So I looked back.
And what did you see?
I saw them patting the baby down from top to bottom. The mom was holding the baby, and she was being very cooperative.
I travel every week, and I’ve never seen anything quite that bad. I took out my phone and took a picture, and I tweeted it.
“TSA baby pat-down photographer: “I’ve never seen anything quite that bad””