What would Dr. Evil do? Verne Troyer, the 2-foot, 8-inch-actor who played Mini-Me in the "Austin Powers" movies, is thoroughly searched by the TSA in a photo he posted on Facebook. And we mean thoroughly.
"I think he was cking [sic] to see if I wiped this morning," Troyer wrote on Twitter.
Troyer, 45, titled the picture "TSA Struggles."
Troyer's manager, Ray Hughes, who took the picture, told The Huffington Post the search took place at LAX Sunday morning before they both flew to London for Troyer to do a TV show.
"That's just what happens when you go through TSA," he said.
Hughes said Troyer and his scooter are regularly patted down at security. "He's a little guy. There's not much they can hide there."
"The screening process for a passenger who uses a wheelchair or scooter is determined by their ability to stand and walk," a TSA rep wrote in an email to HuffPost. "A passenger can be screened without standing, walking, or being required to transfer out of a wheelchair or scooter. In this specific case, a Transportation Security Officer (TSO) conducted a thorough patdown while the passenger remained seated in their scooter. The screening was in accordance with established TSA policies and procedures."
(Hat tip, Uproxx)
This story was updated to include a comment from the TSA.