On 3 March 2002 he was arrested at San Francisco International Airport. Allegedly he was videotaping a security checkpoint and, when asked to stop, became abusive and a scuffle followed.
The altercation occurred at an American Airlines security checkpoint where Meaney was videotaping the operations. It has been against federal law to videotape such activities since the Sept. 11 attacks.
Performing on Broadway in the Hit Musical "Hairspray On Broadway" [September 2005]