Police: Man strips naked at Oregon airport in TSA protest
updated 10:08 AM EDT, Wed April 18, 2012
John Brennan faces disorderly conduct and indecent exposure charges for an incident at Portland International Airport.
(CNN) -- A 50-year-old man who said he felt that
airport screeners were "harassing" him stripped naked at Portland
International Airport, police in Oregon said.
Police charged John E.
Brennan with disorderly conduct and indecent exposure after he disrobed
while going through the security screening area at the airport Tuesday
"When interviewed about
his actions, Mr. Brennan stated he fly's (sic) a lot and had disrobed as
a form of protest against TSA screeners who he felt were harassing
him," a police incident report said.
Man strips to protest TSA pat-down
He was not intoxicated or under the influence of drugs at the time, police said.
Brennan was scheduled to fly on Alaska Airlines from Portland to San Jose, California.
Police said screeners asked him "numerous times" to put on his clothes, but he refused.
"Mr. Brennan's actions
caused two screening lanes to be closed and 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," the police report said.
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