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Naked Man Protests TSA at Portland Airport

04/17/2012

Port of Portland police say a traveler at PDX took off far more than his shoes and belt while going through airport security.

John Brennan, 50, was arrested shortly after 5:30
p.m. Tuesday after TSA agents say he took off all his clothes and
refused to put them back on while passing through the ABC checkpoint.

Police
say Brennan was scheduled to fly to San Jose, CA, on Alaska Airlines.
Instead, he was taken to jail on charges of disorderly conduct and
indecent exposure.

Investigators say neither drugs nor alcohol
were involved in the incident. Instead, Brennan told officers he got
naked to protest TSA screeners, who he felt had been harassing him.

Witness Brian Reilly snapped a picture after hearing the exchange between the man and TSA agents.

"I heard 'Stop the line, stop the line,' and I looked up and there was this man completely nude," said Reilly.

"He got pulled aside for extra security measures," described Reilly. "He was clearly protesting it."

Reilly said he overheard the man saying, "Do I have anything illegal? Am I good to go through now?"

TSA
agents and police said they asked Brennan numerous times to put his
clothes back on, but he refused, according to a spokesman.

"While
some passengers covered their eyes and their children's eyes and moved
away from the screening area, others stepped out of the screening lanes
to look, laugh and take photos of Mr. Brennan," according to a Port of
Portland police report.

TSA released a statement saying, "TSA
partners with the traveling public to screen all passengers safely and
efficiently. When a passenger chooses to be purposefully disruptive, we
notify law enforcement. "

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Added: Apr-19-2012 Occurred On: Apr-19-2012
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  • What disorderly conduct? He was helping their search efforts......They could investigate every crack and crevice uninhibitedly.....they didn't even need to use their scanner.........Were they afraid to do the crotch search on a naked individual???.......T.S.A. (TouchSomeAss)..........

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  • Brave man. The woman who did this a few days ago was taken to a psych hospital, not arrested and charged with indecent exposure & disorderly conduct. Now the question is is it more indecent for a man or for a woman to be buck naked in public? Why the double standard?
    I hope more people do this. The harassment that people have to suffer, with all the stupid written signs "gel, liquid, aerosols in travel size no more than 3oz" and "Thank you for traveling Blah" that's enoug More..

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  • LMFAO!

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  • He doesnt want to get x-rayed, can you blame him? they will give you cancer all in the theme of safety first.

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  • lol just trying to help out

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  • Fight the power.

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  • got pulled aside for more security measures. lol. its wasnt enough

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  • Fuck the TSA.

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